Sir Adrian Alastair Montague CBE (born February 1948) is a British solicitor and businessman. He has been the chairman of the insurance company Aviva since April 2015.

Sir Adrian Montague
Adrian Alastair Montague

February 1948 (age 71)
Alma materTrinity Hall, Cambridge
OccupationSolicitor and businessman
TitleChairman, Aviva
TermApril 2015-
PredecessorJohn McFarlane
Spouse(s)Pamela Evans
Penelope Webb
Innes Daubeney
Children2 sons, 2 daughters
Parent(s)Charles Edward Montague
Olive Jones

Early lifeEdit

Adrian Alastair Montague was born in February 1948.[1][2] He earned a master of arts degree from Trinity Hall, Cambridge.[1][3]


Montague began his career as a solicitor for Linklaters & Paines, where he worked from 1971 to 1994.[1] He worked for the investment bank Dresdner Kleinwort from 1994 to 1997. In 1997, he joined the public sector to serve as the chief executive of the Private Finance Initiative Task Force at HM Treasury until 2000, and deputy chairman of Partnerships UK from 2000 to 2001.[1] He was the chairman of British Energy from 2002 to 2009.[1]

In 2008, when Montague was chairman of the insurance company Friends Provident, he turned down an offer from the private equity firm J.C. Flowers to take over the company for 150p a share, only to see Clive Cowdery's Resolution buy it 12 months later for a mere 79p a share.[4]

Montague has been the chairman of Aviva since April 2015, succeeding John McFarlane.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Montague has been married three times. He was married to Pamela Evans from 1970 to 1982; they had a son and two daughters.[1] He was married to Penelope Webb from 1986 to 2009, and they had a son.[1] In 2015, he was married for a third time, to Innes Daubeney.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "MONTAGUE, Sir Adrian (Alastair)". Who's Who 2017. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  2. ^ "AVIVA PLC - Officers (free information from Companies House)". Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  3. ^ "List of Public Companies Worldwide, Letter - Businessweek - Businessweek". Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  4. ^ "The business on: Sir Adrian Montague, Chairman, 3i". The Independent. 4 July 2011. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Sir adrian montague named next aviva chairman". Insurance Age. 12 September 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2016.