Angela Darlington

Interim CEO UK Life, Aviva Plc

Angela is the Interim CEO of UK Life, a position she has held since 1 July 2019 (previously interim CEO of UK Insurance from 24 April 2019).  Angela is responsible for leading the UK Life and Pensions  business and is a member of the Aviva Leadership Team.

Prior to her interim CEO roles, Angela was the Group Chief Risk Officer for Aviva Plc, for 4 years.  She was responsible for leading the Risk Function at a Group level and was a member of the Group Executive team.  As part of her role, Angela chaired the Group Operational Risk Committee and was a member of a number of Aviva’s subsidiary boards.  Angela was also the 2019 Chair of the European Chief Risk Officer Forum.

Since joining Aviva in 2001, Angela has also held a variety of actuarial roles including UK Life Chief Actuary and the UK Life Chief Risk Officer for three years.  Angela began her career as an actuarial consultant for twelve years, working on a wide variety of actuarial assignments in many countries and qualified as an Actuary in 1994. 

Angela is a well-respected role model for LGBT and women in leadership, featuring in the ‘OUTstanding Leading LGBT+ Executives List’ presented by the Financial Times.  Angela is the Executive Sponsor of Aviva Pride in the UK and actively champions the importance of diversity and inclusion in organisations.