Old Mutual Wealth adds former Aviva UK CEO as ‘customer champion’

Old Mutual Wealth has added former chief executive of Aviva UK Life, David Barral as its independent customer champion.

Barral, who led the largest business unit within the Aviva Plc Group across a five year tenure, will be supporting the Old Mutual Wealth’s Customer Outcomes Forum in its bid to promote best practice in financial services.

He will conduct his duties alongside current roles as a non-executive director at LV=, chairman of Vantage Finance and chairman of Virgin Wines.

Old Mutual Wealth said in a statement that Barral will promote customer-centric behaviours across Old Mutual Wealth, including the UK Platform, Intrinsic, Quilter Cheviot, Old Mutual Global Investors and Old Mutual International.

Old Mutual Wealth chief distribution officer and Customer Outcomes Forum chair, Richard Freeman, said: “At Old Mutual Wealth we are passionate about delivering high quality wealth management solutions to our clients.

“I’m really excited that we have been able to bring someone with David’s level of knowledge and experience into the business and my colleagues and I look forward to working with him to further develop and embed our customer focused culture.”

Gary Robinson
Head of Video and Ezines at Open Door Media Publishing. Deputy Editor, International Investment. An experienced journalist and filmmaker with more than 20 years' financial services experience, both as journalist and originally as a fully qualified IFA, Gary works across both International Investment and InvestmentEurope titles. Previous video production credits include projects on BBC, C4 and SKY.

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