Mark Wilson has been Aviva’s Group Chief Executive since 2013. He started his career in his native New Zealand before working for 14 years in Asia, culminating in a role as CEO of AIA. Today Aviva is the largest insurer in the UK and has 33 million customers in 16 countries. In 2017 Aviva was named U.K. Business of the Year by the London Evening Standard.
Mark has long been a champion for sustainable business and is an advocate for the beneficial role that the private sector can play in society. In September 2015, he spoke at the UN General Assembly in New York during the launch of that organisation’s Sustainable Development Goals and he is a member of the Business and Sustainable Development Commission. In 2016 he was ranked 12th in Bloomberg’s list of the world’s best-value CEOs and was also named UK New Zealander of the year