Sharon Ludlow joins Aviva Canada as President, Aviva Insurance Company of Canada

Sharon Ludlow joins Aviva Canada as President, Aviva Insurance Company of 
TORONTO, May 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Aviva Canada, one of the country's leading 
providers of home, auto, recreational vehicle, group and business insurance, 
is pleased to announce the appointment of Sharon Ludlow as President, Aviva 
Insurance Company of Canada, effective June 17.  Sharon will be responsible 
for Aviva Canada's broker distribution operations, as well as the company's 
customer, marketing and digital strategy. In the newly created role, Sharon 
will report directly to Aviva Canada President and CEO, Greg Somerville. 
"I think it is a testament to our brand, and the potential within our 
organization that we are able to attract top talent, such as Sharon, to our 
business to complement our great team at Aviva. I am excited about her joining 
us as we take our business to the next level," stated Someville. 
Sharon joins Aviva Canada from Swiss Re's Canadian operations where she served 
as President and CEO. Under her leadership, Swiss Re achieved a dominant P&C 
market position. She has also served as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of 
Liberty International Underwriters' commercial P&C operations. In 2000, as 
CFO, Sharon was instrumental in launching Kanetix, a web-based auto insurance 
quotation service providing consumers with instant quotations from a variety 
of insurers. Sharon also played a key role in Canada Life's demutualization 
and IPO. 
Sharon is a Chartered Professional Accountant, and holds a Bachelor of 
Commerce degree from the University of Toronto. She holds an FLMI (Fellow, 
Life Management Institute) designation and is a Director for the Insurance 
Bureau of Canada, the Canadian Life & Health Insurance Association and the 
Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction. Sharon also serves as Chair, 
Solvency & Capital Committee and is a member of the Adaptation to Severe 
Weather Strategic Committee and the Earthquake Oversight Committee of the 
Insurance Bureau of Canada. She is a member of the Reinsurance Committee of 
the Canadian Life & Health Insurance Association, and is Chair and 
past-President of the Reinsurance Research Council. 
In 2013, Sharon was named by Women's Executive Network (WXN) one of Canada's 
Top 100 Most Powerful Women, and one of the Top 50 Women in the insurance 
industry globally by Reactions magazine. Sharon has actively volunteered for 
Junior Achievement of Canada, and has held Treasurer, President, and Chair of 
the Board positions for various non-profit organizations. 
"I am excited by the opportunity and potential within the Aviva business.  
It's a company I know really well from my role in the market. I look forward 
to working with everyone in the Canadian business and collaborating with my 
colleagues globally," added Ludlow. 
About Aviva Canada Aviva Canada is one of the leading Property and Casualty 
insurance groups in Canada providing home, automobile, recreational vehicle, 
group and business insurance to more than three million customers. The Company 
is a wholly-owned subsidiary of UK-based Aviva plc and has more than 3,000 
employees, 25 locations and 1,700 independent broker partners. Aviva Canada 
and its employees invest in positive change including through the Aviva 
Community Fund and Eva's Initiatives, its partner in Aviva's global Street to 
School program to help homeless and other at-risk youth reach their potential. 
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SOURCE  Aviva Canada Inc. 
Media Contact: Glenn Cooper, Senior Manager, Public Relations and Social 
Media, Aviva Canada Inc., Desk: (416) 288-2685, Mobile: (416) 523-3225, 
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