A view from the top

An unashamed commitment to commission and a respect for the intermediary channel are key to Aviva’s group pensions strategy says David Barral, the provider’s new UK life head. John Greenwood finds out more


June 2011 Chief Executive Officer, Aviva UK Life
2009-May 2011 Chief Operating Officer, Aviva UK Life
2008-2009 Marketing Director, Aviva UK Life
2005-2008 Distribution Director, Norwich Union
1999-2005 Director of IFA Business, Norwich Union
1998-1999 Director of Client Services, Deutsche Morgan Grenfell
1995-1998 National Sales Manager, Prudential
1986-1995 Distribution Development Manager, Eagle Star
1984-1986 Manager, Andrew Yule Insurance
1982-1984 Claims Negotiator, Guardian Royal Exchange
1981-1982 Sales Associate, Abbey Life
1979-1981 New Business Life Clerk, Commercial Union

Education & Development
1994 Financial Planning Certificate
1992 Open University Certificate in Management
1979 Claremont High School, East Kilbride, 3 A Levels, 9 GCSE

Married to Annemarie for 26 years with three boys aged 22, 20 and 13. Enjoys golf, skiing, entertaining, wine, cars and trips to Naples, Florida. Supports Manchester Utd FC