Tara Foley

CEO, Axa UK & Ireland

Tara was appointed as CEO of AXA UK & Ireland in September 2023. Tara joined AXA in November 2020 as CEO of AXA UK and Ireland's Retail business. She has a wealth of experience in transformational growth and operational efficiency, as well as a deep understanding of customer needs. 


Prior to AXA, Tara was at Lloyds Banking Group where she spent 12 years in a number of senior executive roles including Managing Director of Bank of Scotland, with responsibility for more than 2,000 employees and 200 branches. 


Tara previously worked at Deutsche Bank and Accenture. Throughout her career, Tara has shown her commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive cultures and developing talent. This is further demonstrated by her appointment as AXA UK and Ireland's Diversity and Inclusion executive sponsor. In 2018 she was named as one of 100 ‘women to watch’ in Cranfield University’s FTSE Board Report.