AXA UK Leadership changes

AXA announced today that Paul Evans, currently Chief Executive, AXA UK & Ireland, is appointed to the AXA Group Management Committee (AXA’s senior executive governance body), with responsibility globally for the Group’s Life, Savings and Health businesses. Amanda Blanc will become Chief Executive Officer of AXA UK and Ireland. These appointments will be effective from 1 July 2016.

27 May 2016

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Paul Evans has been CEO of AXA UK and Ireland since 2010. Under his leadership the UK and Ireland business completed a remarkable turnaround, achieving each of its commitments to the AXA Group’s ‘Ambition AXA’ five year strategy and delivering five consecutive years of double-digit earnings growth.

As a member of the AXA Group Management Committee and Chief Executive Officer of Global Life & Savings and Global Health, Paul will be responsible for shaping and executing the Group’s strategy for both lines of business, with direct responsibility for AXA’s global operations in these markets.

Paul Evans, Group Chief Executive Officer, AXA UK and Ireland

I am very proud to be joining Thomas Buberl’s leadership team and to be taking on the challenge of leading the Group’s Life, Savings and Health businesses as the Group commences the next phase of its strategic journey.

It has been a great privilege to lead AXA UK & Ireland over the past five years, and I am really pleased to pass the leadership to Amanda.  She has a very impressive track record and has shown to be an inspiring leader in the successful transformation of our general insurance business. I am very confident her experience and drive will deliver even greater success for our businesses over the coming years.

Paul Evans, Group Chief Executive Officer at AXA UK and Ireland
Amanda Blanc, Group CEO at AXA UK & Ireland

It is a great honour to take over the reins of AXA UK and Ireland from Paul who has done a fantastic job in leading us through a very successful turnaround. We are a business that sits at the forefront of our chosen markets – insurance and healthcare* – and we now face an entirely new set of challenges.

My focus will be on ensuring we have the right culture to deliver consistent, sustainable financial success from a model that is dependent upon great customer outcomes. The insurance and healthcare markets are ripe for disruption and I am determined that AXA UK will be the engineer of that disruption rather than a victim of it.

Amanda Blanc, CEO AXA UK & Ireland at General Insurance

These appointments are part of a wider announcement by the AXA Group, which today appoints a new management team that will support Thomas Buberl, incoming AXA Group CEO, in the shaping and implementation of the Group’s strategy and management of its global operations: