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Axa UK brings in industry outsider for commercial COO role


Axa UK has appointed Ursula Wyman as COO for its commercial business, where she will be tasked with advancing Axa UK’s digital strategy and navigating operational requirements related to Covid-19.

Wyman joins the carrier from outside the insurance industry, bringing with her more than 20 years' experience in telecoms, travel and financial services.

Most recently, she led the global group delivery function at IQ-EQ, an investor services group, where she led the shared services function and drove operational transformation.

Having joined Axa UK on 15 November, she is reporting to Jon Walker, CEO, Axa Commercial.

Wyman succeeds Tim Yorke who will be leaving the business at the end of the month, and she will join the commercial executive committee.

Walker said: “I am very pleased to welcome Ursula to the team. I am sure her breadth of knowledge will support the business to advance operational delivery and prepare for the future as we progress our digitisation and innovation agenda.”

The move is the latest leadership hire for the commercial business of Axa UK, after the carrier recently snapped up David Ovenden from Willis Towers Watson as CUO.

Ovenden starts in December, joining the commercial executive committee, and will also report to Walker. He is succeeding David Williams, who is leaving Axa UK to pursue non-executive opportunities after 41 years with the carrier.

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