Appointed to the Board:
12 February 2014
Appointments and qualifications:
Previously, Cathryn was Group Chief Operations Officer at Aviva plc. Other roles with Aviva included Group CIO, UK Commercial Director, COO and Customer Experience Director of UK Life, and chair of Aviva Healthcare UK Ltd, Aviva Global Services and Hill House Hammond. Her previous roles included general manager of transformation at BUPA and a principal consultant in the financial services division at Coopers & Lybrand. She has an MA in manpower studies, completed CeDEP’s general management programme, was a graduate of the Institute of Personnel/HR Management and is a non-executive director of Chubb European Group SE, Chubb European Group plc, AA plc, Chubb Underwriting Agencies Ltd, The Equitable Life Assurance Society and AA Insurance Holdings Limited.
Key strengths and contributions:
Cathryn has over 20 years’ experience in insurance and financial services, together with international roles. She is an experienced non-executive director, having sat on the board of The Equitable Life Assurance Society since 2009 and also serving as chair of its remuneration committee. She brings a wealth of experience in major IT transformation programmes, implementing new distribution channels and customer service.
Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee, Technology Committee
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