Andy Briggs

Andy Briggs is a British businessperson who has served as the Aviva Chief Executive Officer UK Insurance and Global Life and Health as well as the Government Business Champion for Older Workers and NSPCC trustee. Andy Briggs started his career with Prudential as an actuarial trainee, staying with the firm for nineteen years and becoming CEO of the Prudential Group’s Retirement Income business UK and Europe. After leaving Prudential, he worked at Scottish Widows, and Lloyds Banking Group before joining Friends Life as Group CEO Aviva acquired Friends Life in April 2015 with Andy Briggs becoming Chief Executive of the UK and Ireland Life business. In January 2017, Andy Briggs was announced as the new CEO UK Insurance. He stood down from this role in April 2019. In November 2019, Phoenix Group announced that their current CEO Clive Bannister would be standing down, Andy Briggs was to be appointed CEO-Designate and gain a place on the board in January 2020 subject to Approval. In February 2020, it was announced by Phoenix Group, Andy Briggs was appointed to the boad of directors. In addition, Briggs became Chair of the Board of the Association of British Insurers in October 2016 for a two-year term. At the Conservative Party conference on 4 October 2016 his appointment as Government Business Champion for Older Workers with Business in the Community was announced. His role is to encourage other CEO’s and business leaders to recruit the over -50’s as well as addressing issues such as balancing work and care provision. He has also been a long-term supporter of the NSPCC, having joined the NSPCC Fundraising Committee in 2006 and is the current committee chair. In 2016 he became a trustee of the NSPCC.
In July 2019, the business leader and insurance industry expert was convened as the government's new Business Champion for the Aging Society Grand Challenge, and it was determined that he will co-chair the UK Longevity Council with Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock. In November 2019, Andy Briggs presented the ""Age - The Grand Challenge"" conference at Longevity Forum.