Mark Rowlands has resigned as AXA head of consultant relations.
AXA spokesman Paul Riddell confirmed Rowlands will take up a position at a new impaired life annuity provider.
He has worked at the life and pensions provider for six years, and was instrumental in taking AXA into the employee benefit consultant marketplace.
He was strongly involved in refining the company's strategy in recent years, particularly through his involvement in the behavioural finance project introduced in 2007.
Riddell said: "We'd like to thank Mark for all his hard work and dedication as the company has built its corporate reputation and we wish him well in his next role.
"Mark's contributed a huge amount of his time to growing the business since he joined. But he's got a great opportunity, so we wish him well for that."
Separately, Riddell denied AXA was set to undertake a formal review of its strategy despite the appointment of a new corporate benefits team spearheaded by managing director of corporate benefits Paul McMahon.
He said: "Paul will be looking to build on the successes to date, and things like corporate wrap will be part of that.
"But it's certainly not a change of strategy or a formal review - it's a continuation of what we've been doing, but because of what's being going on in the marketplace we've just accelerated a lot of those strategies".
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