Chris Payne

Chris Payne

Non-Executive Director

UK Digital CIO and Digital Engineering Director

Chris is Aviva’s Digital Engineering Director and UK Digital CIO  and is accountable for leading activities which include the full range of IT Engineering across Aviva’s Digital Products, Digital Channels, APIs & Integration, Customer Data Technology and IT Service Delivery.

He brings with him twenty-three years’ experience in key IT and Change management positions, working across global markets and UK functions in a variety of challenging and market-sensitive projects, transforming operations and organisations

He is a hands-on, results focused leader who combines well-developed strategic, financial and operational skills with IT and business acumen. Core areas of expertise include: Digital Transformation, Strategic Planning, Turnaround Management, Business Change, People Leadership, and Systems Thinking.

Chris joined Criterion as a Non-Executive Director in June 2020.