Kevin Murray is AXA UK's new group chief operating officer

AXA UK has appointed Kevin Murray as group chief operating officer.

Murray will report directly to AXA UK group chief executive Paul Evans and is a member of the AXA UK executive committee.

Murray joined from AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company where he was chief information officer.

Evans said: “We are delighted to welcome someone of Kevin Murray’s considerable talents and vision to our group.

"He leaves a significant legacy at AXA Equitable and we look forward to his dynamism helping to shape a bright future for AXA UK.”

Murray, who takes up his post with immediate effect, added: “I am very pleased to join AXA UK and to the get chance to work and make an impact in Europe.

"It’s a wonderful opportunity to take part in shaping the future of AXA in the UK and expand my experience in business operations.

"The position gives me the chance to merge technology and operational efficiencies and I am ready and excited to begin this opportunity.”