Ian Robinson joins Axa from HSBC where he was chief operating officer

AXA UK has announced that Ian Richardson will retire as goup business risk director of AXA UK on 31 December 2007.

He will be replaced by Ian Robinson, currently chief operating officer, HSBC Insurance Holdings.

Robinson will (subject to regulatory approval) take up the role of group business risk director in succession to Ian Richardson. Robinson joins AXA UK from HSBC Insurance where he holds the role of chief operating officer.

Before this time, he was at Deloitte and Touche where he specialised in the London insurance market insurance business and led a range of external audits and consultancy work.

Ian Richardson has been group business risk director of AXA UK since 2004, with main board responsibility for operational risk, compliance, internal audit, legal and company secretarial matters.