He has previously worked at AXA and Aon in senior roles 

Charles Taylor has appointed AXA’s former global corporate solutions chief executive Rob Brown as its new group chief executive.

Brown has three decades of experience in steering large global insurance businesses to achieve excellent performance in terms of both client outcomes and financial results.

He also has a track record of building and leading high-performance teams.

Speaking of Brown, Edward Creasy, chairman at Charles Taylor, said: “He is a highly regarded chief executive with impressive insurance experience at the board and executive level within major insurance market organisations and an outstanding leader of people. Above all he is a great cultural fit for our organization having also spent time in multiple markets around the world in people-focused businesses.

“We are looking forward to the future with [Brown] at the helm. We are confident that under his operational and strategic guidance Charles Taylor will continue to grow its distinctive market position as the provider of professional services and technology solutions supporting every stage of the insurance lifecycle and operating model.”


In Brown’s previous role as chief executive at AXA global corporate solutions, he was responsible for 1,500 employees worldwide over a four-year period. During his tenure, he successfully led the team of the corporate solutions business to expand their product solutions and their client base.

Brown added: “The insurance industry increasingly relies on first class providers of services and solutions to access expertise and operational capacity, and to help market participants across the world deliver what their clients want.

“I believe that this will be truer than ever over the coming years as current market conditions drive more rapid operating model change. Charles Taylor has an outstanding reputation for superior client service and a great culture. I’m excited to be joining the team and to listening, learning and adding value as we collectively deliver the next chapter of Charles Taylor’s success.”

Prior to AXA, Brown spent 15 years at Aon in a variety of senior leadership roles in the UK and EMEA, including a four-year period as chief executive of Aon UK.

More recently, he held the position of chief executive at Aon Risk Solutions, EMEA, with overall leadership of 15,000 employees across 50 countries from 2011-14.

He has also held underwriting roles in commercial lines at global insurance carriers such as Zurich and AIG.

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