AXA Commercial Lines appoints Karen Osborne to head up Leeds branch

AXA Commercial Lines has appointed Karen Osborne to manage its Leeds branch. Karen replaces Andy Halstead who after 25 years at AXA has chosen to leave the business for personal reasons.

20 April 2012

Posted in People

by Daniel O’Byrne (see media contact)

Matthew Reed, Managing Director Intermediary, says: "I am genuinely disappointed at Andy's decision but understand his reasons and wish him every success in the future. I want to thank him for his outstanding job in developing the team in Leeds. The branch is in great shape and delivering fantastic numbers."

He continues: "I'm delighted that we have Karen lined up to take over where Andy has left off. She has invaluable insight into how AXA's commercial lines brokers operate and hands-on experience of managing a branch. I'm sure that many of our brokers will be really pleased to see her back at the coalface."

Karen's career at AXA spans some ten years during which time she had a number of roles including regional director and head of intermediary and partner experience. Over the past 12 months Karen has led the strategic projects team delivering the initiatives benefiting AXA's customers announced by CEO Amanda Blanc last year.