Cathryn Riley brings a varied business background to her new role as CIO and executive committee member at London-based Aviva plc, the U.K.’s largest insurance company and the sixth largest in the world. Riley began at the company in human relations and has held executive positions in marketing, operations and other sides of the business as well as in IT. Her achievements include overhauling and rationalizing the legacy IT systems that burdened the company’s U.K. life insurance business. Looking ahead, Riley sees ever-expanding opportunities for technology both inside the company and as a means of reaching out to customers.