The new hire has more than 25 years of experience in insurance 

Technology business Charles Taylor has appointed former AXA XL staffer John Pickersgill as its new group chief commercial officer, effective from 28 June 2021.

In his new role, Pickersgill will be responsible for leading the firm’s commercial activity globally, including client engagement, business development and marketing.

Pickersgill will also be a member of Charles Taylor’s executive committee.

Rob Brown, Charles Taylor Group’s chief executive, said: “I am delighted that Pickersgill will be joining our team as chief commercial officer.

”At Charles Taylor, we build long-term client relationships spanning multiple solutions, each creating mutual value, and we delight our clients with the quality and responsiveness of our people and delivery.

”Pickersgill’s appointment will enhance the client dialogue and build the industry-leading commercial capabilities required to do more for our clients.”

This is the company’s second hire from AXA this month

Driving growth

Previously, Pickersgill worked as head of global client management at AXA XL and chief commercial officer for AXA Corporate Solutions.

Pickersgill has more than 25 years of experience in senior and international roles, leading global sales, distribution and marketing functions, commercial underwriting, claims and client service teams.

Speaking about his new position, Pickersgill said: “I’m thrilled to be joining Charles Taylor and look forward to working with the team, driving the group’s growth and commercial capabilities.

“Charles Taylor has a deserved reputation for exceeding client expectations, from which we will further develop our client relationships with the support of a unified global commercial function.”