Aviva names new general counsel

Kirsty Cooper has been appointed to the dual role of general counsel and company secretary at Aviva.

Cooper was formerly deputy company secretary and legal counsel at the London-headquartered insurance company and takes over her new position from Graham Jones. She will report to chief financial officer Pat Regan, who said: “The energy and commitment ­demonstrated, along with her deep ­understanding of the ­insurance business, has ensured that Kirsty is a natural fit.”