"Appointed to the board of Aviva plc in October 2005. Currently senior independent director of Centrica plc (utilities). A senior adviser to Chatham House and Chair of Governors, James Allen’s Girls’ School. Formerly a senior civil servant, director-general of the Association of British Insurers, and a non-executive director of Cable & Wireless Communications plc (telecoms), the Bank of England, Alliance & Leicester plc (banking), St Modwen Properties plc (property development) and the Almeida Theatre Company Ltd.
"Mary Francis brings to the board extensive experience of both government and business at an international level, having held senior appointments in HM Treasury and 10 Downing Street, and through her board experience and leadership of the Association of British Insurers. " 
Resources and articles
- aviva Mary Francis, organizational web page, accessed September 19, 2012.