Philip Scott to leave Aviva as chief exec seeks fresh talent

PHILIP Scott is leaving his role as chief financial officer and executive director of blue-chip insurer Aviva, as the group looks for a fresh approach to its ongoing restructuring. <br /><br />Scott is stepping down at the end of the year, after 36 years at the firm, as chief executive Andrew Moss continues the group&rsquo;s overhaul following the integration of the Norwich Union brand and continuing plans to increase efficiency. <br /><br />A source close to the firm said the group was now looking for a replacement, adding Scott and Moss made the resignation decision together and the parting is &ldquo;on good terms&rdquo;.<br /><br />&ldquo;Philip is a non-executive director at Diageo and I imagine he will look to expand on that. He may seek other roles as a non-exec,&rdquo; she added.<br /><br />Moss said Scott had helped the group &ldquo;navigate successfully through some very difficult market conditions&rdquo;.<br /><br />Scott took over as Aviva&rsquo;s finance chief in 2007, in a management reshuffle following Moss&rsquo;s appointment as chief executive. <br /><br />When the company reported its last full-year results in April and maintained its dividend its shares plummeted by 30 percent, amid fears over its solvency levels.