Former Zurich personal lines broker boss gets household role at AXA

Gareth Howell Zurich

AXA Personal Lines has hired Gareth Howell from Zurich to be its new product household director.

Howell (pictured above) was most recently director of personal lines broker at Zurich and prior to that head of pricing and product management.

Steve Hardy, AXA

AXA Personal Lines chief executive, Steve Hardy (left), said: “I am delighted to welcome Gareth to the business.

“He has an excellent track record of success and joins at a time when our household business, particularly on the direct side, has gone from strength to strength.”

He added: “I would also like to thank Graham Ross for the sterling work he done as interim director.”