Stocks & Shares Finance and Banking Services

Aviva share price: Group appoints finance chief

Aviva (LON:AV) has appointed Jason Windsor as its new finance chief, the blue-chip insurer has said. Windsor has been the group’s interim CFO after Tom Stoddard stepped down from the top finance job at the end of June.

Aviva’s share price has joined the broader market rally this Thursday, having gained 1.70 percent to 394.10p as of 14:29 BST. The shares are marginally outperforming the UK benchmark FTSE 100 index which currently stands 1.05 percent higher at 7,366.44 points.

Aviva appoints CFO

Aviva announced in a statement today that it had appointed Jason Windsor as CFO and executive director of the company with effect from today. He became interim chief financial officer on July 1, and was previously CFO of Aviva UK Insurance. Windsor joined the blue-chip company back in 2010.

“Jason is exceptionally well qualified to be our CFO. He has a proven track record as CFO of our UK business and a deep understanding of Aviva and the markets we operate in. Jason is a very strong addition to the Board and will bring a strong analytical and commercial perspective,” Aviva’s chief executive officer Maurice Tulloch commented in the statement.

Today’s update comes after Aviva moved to beef up its board yesterday, appointing  George Culmer as an Independent Non-Executive Director. Culmer, whose previous roles include chief financial officer at bailed-out lender Lloyds Banking Group (LON:LLOY), as well as CFO of RSA Insurance (LON:RSA), will also join the board’s Audit, Risk and Nomination Committees.

Analyst ratings update

JPMorgan Chase & Co, which is ‘overweight’ on the blue-chip insurer, boosted its target on the Aviva share price from 484p to 498p this month. According to MarketBeat, the FTSE 100 company currently has a consensus ‘buy’ rating and an average valuation of 499.82p.

Aviva is scheduled to hold a Capital Markets Day on November 20.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Investing is speculative. When investing your capital is at risk. This site is not intended for use in jurisdictions in which the trading or investments described are prohibited and should only be used by such persons and in such ways as are legally permitted. Your investment may not qualify for investor protection in your country or state of residence, so please conduct your own due diligence. This website is free for you to use but we may receive commission from the companies we feature on this site. Click here for more information.