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AXA UK Retail Insurance names new MD and COO

The two senior hires will report into Tara Foley, CEO of the retail Insurance group and will aim to help the business achieve its strategic ambitions and build on its ‘value proposition’ for customers

AXA UK Retail Insurance has announced the appointments of Marco Distefano as managing director for motor and home and Anna Fleming as chief operating officer, with effect 4 May 2021.

The two senior hires will report into Tara Foley, CEO of the retail Insurance group and will aim to help the business achieve its strategic ambitions and build on its “value proposition” for customers.

Distefano will bring 15 years of experience with him to his new role. He most recently worked at Aviva where he led the direct business division.

He said: “We are in an unprecedented period of change for the Retail Insurance market and AXA is well placed to lead and innovate for customers.

“I am looking forward to working closely with the team and our distribution partners to support our shared growth ambitions. Together we will evolve our strategy right to proposition and create increasing value for our customers.”

Fleming trained as a solicitor and spent a number of years in key roles at Zurich, including chief claims officer, before moving to the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) as COO.

She said: “It’s great to be joining AXA at this exciting time. I look forward to working with the brilliant Retail team which Tara has assembled and really delivering for our customers.”

Foley added: “I’m thrilled that Marco and Anna will be joining us. They both have a proven track record of driving innovative transformation and strategic change, and I’m excited to work with them on delivering our strategy within AXA Retail.”

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