Axa PPP healthcare has appointed Tracy Garrad as its new chief executive. She will also join the management committee of Axa UK and Ireland.
Garrad will take up the role in January 2019, when the current CEO, Keith Gibbs retires. Gibbs has held this role since 2001. He also sat on the boards of a number of Axa companies.
Garrad, joins from HSBC, where she was most recently chief executive of HSBC Channel Islands and Isle of Man. Prior to that she was the CEO of First Direct.
Axa UK and Ireland’s chief executive Claudio Giena says: “I am delighted that Tracy is joining as our new Axa PPP healthcare CEO.
She brings a wealth of experience in large, complex, customer centric businesses and this, along with her leadership skills, will further strengthen our management team.”
He adds: “I would also like to thank Keith for his excellent contribution over the years. He has grown a strong business with an impressive financial performance and customer service focus, whilst also developing innovative products to better meet our customers’ needs.”