30th August 2023

Aviva appoints Storah CEO of UK & Ireland General Insurance and Garrad as CEO of Aviva Canada

Jason Storah is currently ceo of Aviva Canada, a role he has held for four years, in a period defined by progress for that business, including GWP growth of 34%, and becoming the number two General Insurer in the Canadian market. Storah has almost 20 years of experience with Aviva in a variety of roles. Prior to becoming ceo of Aviva Canada, he most recently served as chief Distribution officer, where he oversaw broker distribution, partnerships–including RBC Insurance–as well as Aviva’s direct insurance business and marketing. In his new role, he will continue to report to Aviva Group ceo Amanda Blanc, and be a member of Aviva’s Group Executive Committee, as he has been since 2020.
Tracy Garrad will succeed Storah as ceo of Aviva Canada and take up her post on 16th October 2023. She has had a distinguished career holding senior roles in the financial services, insurance and healthcare sectors. Most recently she was ceo of AXA’s UK Healthcare business(formerly AXA PPP), and prior to that role she was ceo of HSBC’s Channel Islands and Isle of Man business, following a four year tenure as the ceo of First Direct Bank. Garrad is also a non-executive director of The London Stock Exchange Group plc.
Garrad will report to Blanc, and become a member of Aviva’s Group Executive Committee on joining the company.
Commenting on the appointments, Blanc said: “I am delighted to make these appointments, both of which strengthen the Executive Management of Aviva.
“In Jason, we have a CEO with a track record in running a high performing General Insurance business, and our Canadian operation has thrived under his stewardship. Having successfully led its turnaround, as most recently evidenced in yet another strong quarter of growth, I am thrilled he has now accepted the role of ceo of our UK & Ireland General Insurance business. I look forward to him applying his considerable talent to taking that business forward.
Jason is joining a business in great health, with a fantastic leadership team, as well as committed people, and I know that under his leadership it will go from strength to strength.
We are also looking forward to welcoming the very talented Tracy Garrad to Aviva Canada later this year. Tracy brings a wealth of experience to our business, across multiple sectors, and her expertise will prove invaluable as we continue to grow our Canada franchise, and Aviva more broadly. She is a proven ceo, with the strength of leadership to add huge value to our business across the Atlantic.”

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