Ex-AXA chief steps into the limelight.

Look out for Peter Hubbard, the former AXA Insurance chief executive, at this year’s Biba conference. Backchat’s spies say Hubbard is attending as a guest of the CII.

Readers may recall that Hubbard was made a non-executive director of the institute earlier in the year.

No doubt Hubbard, who departed the French-owned insurer suddenly last month, will be keen to take advantage of the networking opportunities.

Certainly beats tending the garden.