Aviva appoints new non-executive director

Aviva appoints new non-executive director

Aviva plc (”Aviva”) has appointed Mr Leslie Van de Walle, aged 53, as an independent non-executive director with effect from 6 May 2009.

Mr Van de Walle is currently chief executive officer of Rexam plc, the global consumer packaging company, and a non-executive director of Aegis Group plc, a position that he will retire from at their Annual General Meeting on 22 May following six years’ service on the board.

Mr Van de Walle has also held a variety of other senior executive roles, including executive vice president of retail for oil poducts and head of oil products, Shell Europe, for Royal Dutch Shell plc. He has extensive marketing and brand experience, particularly in the consumer goods sector where he has held senior positions with Cadbury Schweppes plc and United Biscuits Ltd.

Lord Sharman of Redlynch, chairman, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Leslie to Aviva. He brings an international outlook, strong analytical ability and an excellent track record of delivering improved performance. I am confident Leslie will make a valuable contribution to Aviva at what is a very exciting time in its development.”

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