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AXA UK add two new hires to Delegated Authorities team

November 25, 2019

AXA UK have announced two new key hires of Gary Head and Joel Markham within its Delegated Authorities team. They will both take up their roles early January 2020.

Head has been appointed as director of delegated authorities and joins the company from Hiscox where he previously spent 23 years. He most recently served as managing director of alternative distribution and prior to that he was chief underwriting officer.

In Heads new role he will be tasked with profitability expanding the Delegated Authorities business at AXA UK and report to Deepak Soni, director of commercial intermediary.

Meanwhile, Markham will join Head’s team and has been named head of sales and marketing for Delegated Authorities and joins the business from Ageas where he served as the head of regional distribution for both personal and commercial lines. Prior to that he has also held positions at Allianz and Zurich.

Gary Head, incoming director of Delegated Authorities said: “It is an absolute privilege to be given the opportunity to build on the great success the team have already achieved. I can’t wait to bring the might of the AXA brand to the table for existing and new partners alike.”

Markham, incoming head of sales and marketing for Delegated Authorities added: “I am extremely excited to be joining the AXA team at an important time in their growth plans. I have heard great things from broker partners about the quality of people, the market-leading proposition and their desire to grow with AXA. It is a business I have admired from afar for a number of years.”

Deepak Soni, director of Commercial Intermediary, said: “It is an exciting time in our business as we continue to profitably grow our delegated authority business. I’m delighted to have the opportunity to bring into the business such strong experience and leadership in Gary and Joel, and I know our brokers partners will be looking forward to working with the teams next year on new and existing opportunities.”