Former AXA UK boss Paul Evans to leave the group

Former AXA UK and Ireland chief executive Paul Evans is leaving the AXA group as part of a restructure and executive reshuffle.

Evans is currently chief executive of global life, savings and health at AXA, a position he assumed after handing the UK and Ireland reins to Amanda Blanc in May 2016.

Evans also served as ABI chairman during his tenure at AXA UK and Ireland.

AXA has introduced a new structure, which will take effect from the first quarter of 2018, which the French insurance group said is designed to allow it to work more closely with its clients.

The new structure is focused on five geographic areas: France, Europe, the US, Asia and international.

The company has also overhauled its management board, appointing for new members.

In addition to Evans, AXA global P&C chief executive Gaëlle Olivier is also leaving the group.

Commenting on Evan’s departure, AXA group chief executive Thomas Buberl said: “Since he joined AXA in 2000, Paul has been instrumental to the successful repositioning of the group’s operations in the UK, and more recently at the helm of our life, saving & health businesses.

“I know Paul will keep many friends here, who will be sad to see him go as he pursue new challenges outside of AXA, but who will join me in wishing him the very best for the future.”