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AXA XL expands its Private Clients UK team with key appointments

May 20, 2020

AXA XL announced key changes to its Private Clients team with the appointments of Chris Lewis as an independent broker sales manager, James Ellis as an underwriter, Steve Morse as UK underwriting manager and Tom French as sales manager.

Lewis will have responsibility for managing relationships and growing the business with AXA XL’s independent broker panel.

He joins the firm from Borland Private Clients where he served as managing director, and earlier spent 20 years at Chubb in a variety of private clients roles, most recently in senior sales and development positions.

Ellis, who will start his role immediately joins from Hiscox, where he held the position as high net worth development underwriter. Prior to that, he spent five years at Chubb mainly looking after independent brokers.

Additionally, Morse will join on 1 June 2020 and will have responsibility for leading AXA XL’s private clients business in the UK. He also joins from Hiscox where he spent 16 years in a variety of roles, most recently as a regional manager for the Midlands.

Meanwhile, French will join the team on 1 July 2020 and will be accountable for driving UK sales and enhance global and larger national broker relationships. He joins the firm from Chubb, where he spent more than three years as a strategic development manager.

Simon Mobey, head of private clients at AXA XL, said: “I am delighted to welcome Chris, James, Steve and Tom to the team. This significant investment in talent demonstrates our commitment to the private clients market in the UK and to providing a best-in-class service for our clients.

“We have very ambitious plans for this market, and these four appointments and the attributes they bring will play an important role in helping us as to deliver on those.”