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Aviva’s director of corporate benefits quits after restructure

by Jun Merrett on Dec 10, 2012 at 13:05

Aviva’s director of corporate benefits quits after restructure

Aviva's managing director of corporate benefits Graham Boffey has left the company as part of a restructure which will bring together its corporate benefits and health divisions.

Boffey has been at Aviva since 2002 in various roles including Aviva Life's distribution director. He was appointed managing director of corporate benefits in March.

He resigned from the role at the beginning of December.

Mark Noble, the managing director of Aviva's health business has taken over Boffey's role, becoming managing director of corporate benefits and health.

An Aviva spokeswoman said: 'Aviva decided to put the health and corporate businesses together in discussion with Graham who decided it was the right time to leave.'

In October, Aviva poached Standard Life's head of pension policy John Lawson as its head of policy for corporate benefits. Lawson will start with Aviva in January 2013 and was intended to report to Boffey.

In November, the life company was reported to cut 120 jobs from its claims management business Asprea on its way to hitting its £400 million cost savings target. This follow Aviva's announcement in August that it would cut 800 jobs across the UK as a result of its savings target.

Aviva also ended its six month search for a boss in November and appointed Mark Wilson as its chief executive officer following Andrew Moss' departure in May after shareholder pressure over his pay.

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Julian Stevens

Dec 10, 2012 at 15:40

The health division? The awfulness of their admin was legendary. Nobody would ever answer the phone, even from other people within (what was) Norwich Union.

The real reason for this departure could, of course, just be that Aviva's not winning any business any more. They're one of those offices that's tried to reinvent itself in the platform space and the old life company has been left to muddle along, under-resourced, poorly managed and under-staffed. AXA and Standard Life have done just the same.

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Adam Carnall via mobile

Dec 11, 2012 at 18:09

Graham is a really good guy and I think this is a great loss to Aviva. I wish him well in his next career move, and wherever he ends up they will be getting a great person on board.....despite his questionable taste in football teams!

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