Aviva's chief executive of UK insurance Andrew Briggs purchased 25,000 ordinary shares in the FTSE 100 constituent on Thursday.
Briggs, who joined Aviva back in April 2015, acquired the shares at an average price of 423p each, for a total of £105,750.
Aviva's group chief executive Mark Wilson stepped down from the insurer back in early October, telling investors it was time for some “new leadership”.
Wilson presided over Aviva's preference share debacle earlier in the year which resulted in a £14m payout to shareholders who had lost money by selling them at a heavy discount when Aviva said it would cancel them and then changed its mind.
As of 1640 GMT, Aviva shares had crawled ahead 0.90% to 427.70p.
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