Bert Ramos replaces departed John Thompson

AXA has appointed Perkins Slade associate director Bert Ramos as the new sales manager of its Birmingham branch.

Ramos will be responsible for managing the branch’s most important broker relationships and supporting AXA’s management to execute its regional strategy. He will manage three account managers and three broker facing development underwriters.

Ramos replaces John Thompson who left AXA in May and went on to join JLT as broking manager in August.

Birmingham branch manager Mark Holloway said Ramos would bring “some of the culture and dynamism” of broking to the insurer’s sales team.

“Bert has an excellent track record in the broking world and his understanding of how brokers view insurers and how we can position ourselves better to meet their needs, will be crucial in delivering on our strategy,” he added.

Ramos’ appointment completes the senior management team in Birmingham where he joins operations manager Kellie Stephens, underwriting manager Brian Rainbow, and underwriting manager. Some 60 people work in AXA’s Birmingham office.