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Lord Sharman of Redlynch

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Lord Sharman "was appointed to the Aviva board in January 2005 and became chairman in January 2006.

"He joined the KPMG partnership in 1966 and spent most of the 1970s in Europe, latterly with responsibility for the Benelux and Scandinavian countries. A specialist in financial and economic aspects of large scale investment, he was also responsible for KPMG’s national marketing from 1987–1990; and in 1990 took over the responsibility for KPMG’s operations in London and the South-East. From 199l to 1994 he was chairman of KPMG Management Consulting world-wide. He was also a member of KPMG International Executive Committee and KPMG European Board. In 1994 he took over as the UK senior partner. On 1 February 1997 he assumed responsibilities as chairman KPMG International and retired as international chairman and from the partnership on 30 September 1999. On 27 October 1999 he was sworn into the House of Lords.

"Colin is chairman of Aviva plc and former chairman of Aegis Group plc. He is a non-executive director of BG Group plc and Reed Elsevier plc. He is a former member of the supervisory board of ABN AMRO NV. He is former member of the Board of Young & Co's Brewery plc, AEA Technology plc and Group 4 Securicor plc.

"In June 1998 he received an honorary doctorate from Cranfield University. He is an honorary member of the Securities Institute. In February 2002 he completed a study of Central Government Audit and Accountability commissioned by the chief secretary to The Treasury, the right honourable Andrew Smith MP." [1]

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  1. Lord Sharman of Redlynch, Aviva, accessed July 16, 2010.