Nigel Snell, head of corporate affairs at Sun Life and Provincial
Holdings, the holding company for the UK operations of French insurance
giant AXA Group, is leaving his post.
Snell will be replaced as the most senior communications professional at
the company by Noel Privett, currently an associate director at Band and
Brown and a former joint head of public affairs at Midland Bank. Privett
will be head of public affairs. Snell said that he is looking at
opportunities both inside and outside the group prior to Privett’s
arrival at the end of this month.
Sun Life and Provincial Holdings is the holding company for several UK
operations including assurance firm AXA Sun Life, home and motor
insurance company AXA Provincial and direct selling arm AXA Direct. Some
15 internal and external communications staff are employed across these
Privett will report to group chief executive Mark Wood and will oversee
communications across the group. Sun Life and Provincial uses Bell
Pottinger Financial for financial and corporate PR.
Sun Life and Provincial is listed as a separate company on the UK Stock
Exchange. It floated in 1996 and following its merger with AXA Equity
and Law became the UK’s third-largest life and pensions group behind
Prudential and Standard Life.