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Amanda Blanc

Amanda Blanc - Independent non-executive director

Independent non-executive director


1 September 2022


Board and committee activities:

Member of the people and governance committee and remuneration committee


Outside interests:

CEO of Aviva plc

Co-Chair of the UK Transition Taskforce

HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Champion

Member of the Geneva Association Board

Member of the FCA Practitioner Panel

Principal Member of Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ)




Career summary

Amanda Blanc joined Aviva plc as CEO in July 2020 having started her career as a graduate at one of Aviva’s ancestor companies, Commercial Union. Amanda held several senior executive roles across the industry, before returning to Aviva as CEO. Amanda was previously the Group CEO at AXA UK, PPP & Ireland and the former CEO of Europe, Middle East, Africa & Global Banking at Zurich Insurance Group. She has also held leadership positions at Ernst & Young, Groupama Insurance Company and been the Chair of Professional Rugby at the Welsh Rugby Union.


In 2022, Amanda was included in the Financial Times 25 most influential women of 2022 and in January 2023 named as The Sunday Times business person of the year.


Skills and experience

Amanda brings wide-ranging board experience and industry and regulatory connections, having previously been Chair of the Association of British Insurers and a Member of the UK Takeover Panel. Amanda also combines the experience of leading insurance businesses in the UK and across Europe with her membership of GFANZ, a global financial coalition committed to accelerating the transition to a net zero economy. She was awarded the Women in Insurance Outstanding Achievement Award and recognized in the Forbes list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.