AXA XL has snapped up former EY associate partner Christopher Read to serve as the division’s chief operating officer for UK legal entities. Prior to his stint at the accounting firm, Read held the position of chief executive at AXA’s general insurance business in Hong Kong.
Meanwhile existing colleagues Louise Piper and Harpreet Sanghera have been tapped as client & distribution head and strategy director, respectively, in the UK.
The appointed executives will be under the leadership of UK legal entities CEO Paul Greensmith. As part of the UK client & country management team, the three will outline the proposed future set-up of AXA XL in Britain.
“As we complete our integration journey following the acquisition of XL group by AXA, they will play an essential role in developing and executing the strategy for AXA XL in the UK, and delivering the broader capabilities of the AXA group to our clients and brokers,” said Greensmith.