Aviva has appointed David Hall as new managing director of Corporate Risks and Specialty Lines in its UK general insurance business.

Hall will join Aviva from Zurich, where he was CEO for global corporate UK business.

He wil be based in Aviva’s head office in London, and will join Aviva early next year.

At Aviva, Hall will be responsible for building a market leading Corporate Risks and Specialty Lines business and will be part of its UK general insurance executive team. Hall will report to UK general insurance CEO David McMillan.

In September, Dipak Warren, who joined Aviva as corporate risk solutions director from Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance, will report to Hall once he joins.

Aviva CEO David McMillan said the company is delighted to have someone of David’s calibre join Aviva which underlines our ambition and commitment to grow our Corporate Risks and Specialty Lines business.