The new team includes Linda Wallace, national sales director, north and Frank Parsons, national sales director, south.
Mike Morrow will take the position of head of business transition and development. Nick Lee was appointed head of marketing and value added services in 2007 and will also be joining Thompson’s team.
Terry Townsend will be head of key accounts and Mark Steers will be head of financial institutions and ABL.
Axa & Winterthur’s new Adviser Support Unit was established as a pilot in March 2008 and aims to benefit the wider UK market. Support will be centralised with staff assigned to specific regional areas.
David Thompson says: “The new team consists of sales and marketing individuals who I believe really are the best in the business.
“Their combined talents will ensure that we have the best leadership for the new combined sales force, and I am confident that we are going to build one of the strongest teams in the industry.”