AXA UK plc appoints Ian Brimecome as Chairman

AXA UK has appointed Ian Brimecome as Chairman of the Board. Mr Brimecome has been a non-executive director of AXA UK for six years and takes up his new role today.

27 March 2013

Posted in People

Ian Brimecome was appointed to the AXA UK Board as a non-executive director in March 2007. He has over 30 years' experience of the financial services industry in a wide variety of roles and in more than twenty countries. Mr Brimecome also serves as Chairman of Equitable Life Assurance Society, Kiln Group Limited and Delphi Financial Group Inc as well as Executive Chairman International of Tokio Marine Holdings, Chairman of Tokio Marine North America and Deputy Chairman of Tokio Marine Asia.

Anthony Hamilton, who has been Chairman of AXA UK plc since September 2000, is retiring from the AXA UK board. Mr Hamilton has worked with the AXA Group for twenty years in a variety of senior non-executive positions and will shortly be retiring from the Board of AXA SA in France where he serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee.

It has been a pleasure and a privilege to serve as Chairman of the AXA UK Board. Over the past ten years AXA UK has extensively repositioned its business to meet the many profound changes in the UK insurance industry. We have now established an enviable strategic position in the key sectors of the UK and Ireland market. Despite economic weakness, profitability is growing strongly and the outlook is very exciting. I have been proud to work alongside such a dedicated and talented team and I wish them all the very best for the future. As we celebrate the achievements of recent years, I am delighted to be succeeded by Ian Brimecome who has an unsurpassed knowledge and experience of the insurance industry here and worldwide. He brings a level of business acumen and judgement that I am certain will prove him to be an exceptional Chairman in the coming years.

Anthony Hamilton, Chairman at AXA UK and Ireland
Headshot of Paul Evans, Group Chief Executive of AXA UK and Ireland

Ian has brought a wealth of experience to the UK board since 2007 and I am very much looking forward to working with him in his new role. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Anthony Hamilton for his excellent chairmanship of the AXA UK Board over the last thirteen years, during which time he has overseen the substantial and successful repositioning of UK operations. Under his stewardship, the executive team has made significant progress and I look forward to working with them, and with Ian, to build on those foundations as we continue to drive our UK business forward.

Paul Evans, Group Chief Executive at AXA UK and Ireland