To succeed Philip Scott who steps down as executive director, CFO of Aviva at the end of 2009

Aviva has appointed Patrick Regan as chief financial officer (CFO). He will join Aviva during February 2010 and will become a member of the group board.

Mr. Regan is currently group chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Willis Group Holdings (Willis), an insurance broker. He joined Willis as CFO in 2006 and took on the additional responsibilities of COO last year. He recently established Willis Capital Markets & Advisory and is the chairman of that business.

Mr. Regan has deep experience of the financial services sector gained in both the UK and USA over 21 years. His previous roles include group financial controller at RSA and finance & claims director, UK general insurance for AXA. He has also held senior finance roles at GE and specialised in corporate finance and investigations at Grant Thornton.

Andrew Moss, chief executive of Aviva, said: ā€œIā€™m delighted that Pat will be joining my executive team. He has a deep understanding of the insurance business and a track record of leading change to improve financial performance and reporting. He brings a global perspective and a disciplined and highly strategic approach.ā€

Mr. Regan will succeed Philip Scott who steps down as executive director and chief financial officer of Aviva at the end of 2009.