February 14, 2019
AXA UK has revealed changes to its insurance leadership team following the departure of Gareth Howell, executive managing director of AXA Retail.
Howell is departing the UK and Ireland business at the end of February.
Laurent Matras, managing director for personal intermediary and corporate partners, will assume the role on an interim basis as the company said it is considering "longer-term options".
Matras joins Jon Walker and Waseem Malik on the AXA Insurance leadership team, effective 1 March 2019.
Claudio Gienal, chief executive, AXA UK & Ireland, said: “I am grateful that Laurent has agreed to take on this role on an interim basis as we consider all our options. His knowledge of the business and years of expertise will ensure a smooth transition.
“I would like to thank Gareth for his seven years of service and his contribution to AXA UK. I wish him well for the future.”