Insurance bigwigs Aviva has appointed Charlotte Jones as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director with effect from 5 September 2022. The appointment has taken forward post previous CFO Jason Windsor’s departure and until that date, Colin Simpson, currently the CFO of Aviva Canada, will act as Interim CFO of the company.
Previously, Charlotte was Chief Financial Officer of RSA Insurance plc and Interim Chief Executive Officer of the RSA UK & International business.
Amanda Blanc, Group Chief Executive Officer, said, "This is a really excellent appointment for Aviva. Charlotte is a highly experienced CFO with an impressive track record across the insurance and asset management industries. She is an exceptional addition to Aviva and will play a central role as we accelerate our performance and grow.”
Charlotte has enjoyed a highly successful career in financial services including as CFO of Jupiter Fund Management plc, where she was the member of the Board and Executive Committee with responsibility for finance and corporate strategy. Before that she was Head of Group Finance at Credit Suisse Group and Deputy Group CFO at Deutsche Bank Group. She started her career at EY.
In her new role, Charlotte would be tasked with accelerating Aviva's business growth in the new year and will play a central role in the managing the company's impressive record across insurance and asset management industries.
Commenting on her appointment, Charlotte said," Aviva is both an amazing brand and a business really focused on delivery, and so the opportunity to join as CFO is fantastic. I look forward to working with Amanda and the team, and making Aviva the undisputed market leader in insurance, wealth and retirement.”