Al Baker has been with AXA since 2010 and was a civil engineer at Carillion prior to that

AXA XL has promoted Al Baker to head of Construction, UK & Lloyd’s market, effective immediately.

In his new role – which he has been carrying out on an interim basis since September 2021 – Baker will be responsible for leading AXA XL’s construction business for the UK & Lloyd’s region and driving its strategic development. 

Commenting on the appointment, Anish Jadav, CUO, Retail P&C, UK & Lloyd’s, said: “We want to ensure that AXA XL has the best reputation and portfolio for construction business in the UK market, and we’re building a skilled and experienced team to help us achieve that ambition. 

“Al is already a valued member of the senior construction team and I’m delighted that he’ll be taking on responsibility for leading our UK construction business. Al has been with AXA since 2010, so has built up a solid reputation within the business, in addition to a wealth of industry knowledge.

”He’s exceptionally well-placed to help us deliver on our goals as we look to profitably grow our UK construction business and continue to provide our clients with the superior level of service that they’re accustomed to.” 

Baker is a seasoned insurance executive and Chartered Civil Engineer, with extensive experience across distribution and construction. He joined Carillion PLC in 2002 as an engineer and undertook various engineering and construction roles while gaining Chartered status.