Zev Smith

VP, People Business Partner at Aviva Insurance Canada

LEADERSHIP ROLE
I provide strategic HR advice to the CFO, CIO, and CRO and their leadership teams with the goal of aligning people and business strategy, and creating an engaged culture. I also lead the change management practice and the operations side of our People function; which includes systems, service delivery, and payroll.

FAVOURITE THING ABOUT LEADERSHIP
Being able to play a role in the career progression of my colleagues.

HOW YOU RECHARGE
I spend time with my wife and on the floor playing Lego with my 5 year old sone, and Candyland with my 3 year old daughter. I recharge by going to the gym before I head into work and sweating away my stress.

LEADERSHIP ANTHEM
“Hustlin” (remix) by Rick Ross and Jay-Z