AXA UK appoints Ursula Wyman as Chief Operating Officer for its Commercial business


Ursula Wyman is appointed as Chief Operating Officer for the AXA Commercial business and will sit on the Commercial Executive Committee

Ursula will be responsible for leading the Operations functions including transformation and digital strategies     

AXA UK has announced the appointment of Ursula Wyman as Chief Operating Officer for its Commercial business. Within this role, Ursula will be responsible for driving operational progress such as advancing the digital strategy as well as continuing to navigate operational requirements associated with COVID-19.

Joining AXA from outside of the insurance industry, Ursula brings with her over 20 years of experience in telecoms, travel and financial services. Most recently, Ursula led the global group delivery function at IQ-EQ, an investor services group, leading the Shared Services function and driving operational transformation. Prior to this, Ursula held various roles within Expedia Group, directing the global operations teams, developing new support products and taking charge of strategic growth and transformation programmes.

Ursula joined the business on 15 November 2021, and reports into Jon Walker, Chief Executive Officer, AXA Commercial. She will also join the Commercial Executive Committee. She succeeds Tim Yorke who will be leaving the business at the end of the month.

“I am very pleased to welcome Ursula to the team. I am sure her breadth of knowledge will support the business to advance operational delivery and prepare for the future as we progress our digitisation and innovation agenda.” – Jon Walker, Chief Executive Officer, AXA Commercial

“I am very excited to have joined AXA – I can see great opportunities to advance the Commercial operations here and drive initiatives to shape the future of the business. It is a very exciting time to enter the insurance industry and I am really looking forward to learning more about the sector.” – Ursula Wyman, Chief Operating Officer, AXA Commercial.

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In July 2012 the AXA Commercial Lines and Personal Intermediary businesses came together to form a new single organisation – AXA Commercial Lines and Personal Intermediary.

The business offers brokers a more integrated and consistent approach from AXA which is focussed on their needs as a business – whatever the product. AXA Commercial Lines & Personal Intermediary provides underwriting expertise, offering a range of commercial lines and personal lines products and insurance solutions to our brokers and customers.  AXA Commercial & Personal Intermediary is part of AXA Group, a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management serving 101 million clients

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