Aviva plc (LON:AV) announced the following change to the composition of its Board and Committees.
Following his appointment as Chairman of Royal Mail Group plc with effect from 22 May 2019, Keith Williams will retire from the Board and as Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination, Governance and Risk Committees following the conclusion of the Company’s AGM on 23 May 2019. Keith joined the Aviva Board in August 2016.
Keith was first appointed to the Board of Royal Mail Group plc on 1 January 2018. Keith is also Chair of Halfords Group plc, Deputy Chairman of John Lewis and is Chair of the Rail Review.
Glyn Barker, Senior Independent Director, will re-assume the role of Chair of the Audit Committee in the interim period. The succession planning process for appointing a permanent replacement is well advanced.
Commenting on Keith William’s retirement from the Aviva Board, Sir Adrian Montague, Chairman of Aviva, said:
“I would like to thank Keith for his significant contribution to the Board and its Committees, in particular in his role as Chair of the Audit Committee. Keith’s financial experience and detailed knowledge of business planning has greatly benefited the Company and on behalf of the Board I wish him well for the future.”