Obituary of Allan Bridgewater

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Mr Bridgewater started as an office boy at 16 at Scottish Union, which was bought by Norwich Union in 1959, and rose through the company to become general manager in 1984 and chief executive in 1989. In 1997 he led the company through demutualisation paving the way to the creation of the modern day Aviva.

"There were many critics of the plan but he dealt with them all with extraordinary patience and courtesy, winning most of them over with his willingness to explain, in great detail if necessary

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