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Amanda Blanc, Group Chief Executive, AXA UK

Amanda was appointed Group Chief Executive from 1st July 2016 having been CEO, AXA Insurance UK & Ireland since January 2016. She joined the Board in March 2011 and appointed CEO, AXA Insurance Commercial Lines. This is Amanda's second career within AXA where she previously held various leadership roles in the Commercial Lines business from 1999 to 2003. She rejoined AXA UK in 2011 from The Towergate Partnership, where she was Deputy Group CEO, with responsibility for the leadership of Towergate’s retail broking business. Amanda has also held senior positions at Groupama, Commercial Union and Ernst & Young. Amanda sits on AXA’s Global Property and Casualty Board and leads AXA’s Global SME initiative. She is a member of the Board of the Association of British Insurers, Chairs the Insurance Fraud Bureau and was President of the Chartered Insurance Institute in 2013. Currently Chair of the GIC at the ABI. Amanda has an MBA obtained from Leeds Business School.