Appointment of Anne Marie O’Donovan, FCPA as Chair of the Board of Directors at Aviva Canada
June 13, 2019 (Toronto, Ontario) - Aviva Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Anne Marie O’Donovan, FCPA as Chair of its Board of Directors and its seven regulated insurance subsidiaries. First elected to the Board of Directors of Aviva Canada Inc. in 2016, Ms. O’Donovan is an experienced public company board member and strategic senior executive with over 30 years of Canadian and Global Financial Services industry experience. She is a member of the Board of Cadillac Fairview, Indigo Books and Music Inc., and two private investment management firms. Ms. O’Donovan becomes the first female Chair of the Board of Directors at Aviva Canada.
In 2014, she was awarded the Women in Capital Markets Leadership Award. In 2013, she was named to the Women’s Executive Network Top 100 Most Powerful Women ranking, and in 2009, she became a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA).
“It’s an honour to be named Chair of the Board at this pivotal and exciting time, and I look forward to working with my deeply experienced fellow Board members and the talented Aviva executive team to build a stronger Aviva. We share a focus and passion to be there for our customers in their time of need. I’m encouraged by the progress made over the last year on improving the business fundamentals, and look forward to be working with our new CEO Jason Storah to continue the momentum,” said Ms. O’Donovan.
About Aviva Canada
Aviva Canada is one of the leading property and casualty insurance groups in the country, providing home, automobile, leisure/lifestyle and business insurance to 2.8 million customers. A subsidiary of UK-based Aviva plc, Aviva Canada has more than 4,000 employees focused on creating a bright and sustainable future for their customers and our communities.