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AXA UK appoints Ursula Wyman as COO for its Commercial business

Joining AXA from outside of the insurance industry, the firm said she brings with her over 20 years of experience in telecoms, travel and financial services

AXA UK has announced the appointment of Ursula Wyman as chief operating officer for its Commercial business.

Within this role, Wyman 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, the firm said she brings with her over 20 years of experience in telecoms, travel and financial services. Most recently, Wyman 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, she held various roles within Expedia Group, directing the global operations teams, developing new support products and taking charge of strategic growth and transformation programmes.

Wyman joined the business on 15 November 2021, and reports to Jon Walker, CEO, 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.

Jon Walker, CEO, AXA Commercial, said: “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.”

Wyman added: “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.”

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