Leadership changes to take place on 1 July

Amanda Blanc

AXA announced that  Amanda Blanc will become AXA UK and Ireland chief executive, following Paul Evans’ appointment to the AXA Group management committee.  

These appointments, which will be effective from 1 July 2016, are part of a wider announcement by the AXA Group, which appointed a new management team that will support Thomas Buberl, incoming AXA Group chief executive, in the shaping and implementation of the Group’s strategy and management of its global operations. 

Blanc said: “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.” 

Evans, who has been AXA UK and Ireland chief executive since 2010, said: “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.”