OREANDA-NEWS. Group CEO Mark Wilson named as UK New Zealander of the Year 2016 by the New Zealand Society.

Statement by Sir Adrian Montague CBE, Chairman Aviva plc

“I am delighted that Mark’s outstanding contribution and leadership of Aviva have received due recognition with this prestigious award.

“It is testament both to the turnaround of Aviva and to the exemplary role Mark has played in leading international debates on sustainability and creating legacy. The judges cited Mark’s work "as global business leader and champion of sustainable business" and his role in "leading global discussion on how businesses can create a lasting legacy".

“This award is not only a fitting acknowledgement of Mark’s achievements in his first three years at Aviva but also - just as importantly – it recognises the outstanding effort made by our people to deliver the reversal in Aviva's fortunes.”