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Doug Brown joins Aviva Europe as chief risk officer

Aviva Europe has announced the appointment of Doug Brown as chief risk officer. Mr Brown will join Aviva Europe’s executive committee and will report to Aviva Europe chief executive Igal Mayer with a functional reporting line to Aviva plc chief risk officer Robin Spencer.

Prior to joining Aviva, Mr Brown worked for MetLife International (previously Alico) since 2004, most recently as senior vice-president and global head of bancassurance. His previous roles with Alico include regional president, UK & Ireland and chief executive officer, UK branch.

He has also held senior roles with AIG Life of Canada, Gilliland Gold Young Consulting and began his career at The Great-West Life Assurance Company.

Mr Brown is a graduate and Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and Canadian Institute of Actuaries.

Igal Mayer, chief executive of Aviva Europe said: "I’m delighted that Doug has agreed to join us as CRO of Aviva Europe. Doug brings significant experience in international insurance and will be a strong addition to our leadership team."

Robin Spencer, chief risk officer of Aviva plc said: "Creating value from the risks we choose to take is central to Aviva’s continued success. Doug’s leadership and broad commercial skills are perfectly suited to supporting the delivery of this agenda in a Solvency II world."