Irene
Dorner
  • Chairman of Virgin Money (United Kingdom)
  • Born on December 5, 1954
  • British nationality

Directorship and number of AXA shares

Elected on April 27, 2016 – Term expires at the 2020 Shareholders’ Meeting
First appointment on April 27, 2016
Member to the AXA Audit Committee
Number of AXA shares held on January 16, 2018: 5,700

On March 31, 2018

Expertise and experience

Mrs. Irene Dorner graduated with a Master of Arts in Jurisprudence from St. Anne’s College, Oxford (United Kingdom) and qualified as a Barrister-at-Law (College of Law, London) and then became in-house counsel for Citibank N.A. In 1986, she joined Samuel Montagu as Head of the Legal Department and, following the HSBC acquisition of Midland Bank in 1992, became Head of Strategic Planning at Midland Bank. She then held various senior front line and support function roles in Midland Global Markets and HSBC Bank. In early 2007, she became Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HSBC in Malaysia. From 2010 to 2014, she was Chief Executive Officer & President of HSBC USA. Whilst in this role, American Banker elected her the first most powerful woman in the banking sector. She was also Group Managing Director of HSBC Holdings (United Kingdom) and member of the HSBC Group Management Board. In 2014, Mrs. Irene Dorner retired from HSBC. On March 1, 2018, Mrs. Irene Dorner was appointed Chair Elect and Non-Executive Director of Virgin Money (United Kingdom) and became Chairwoman on March 31, 2018.

Directorship held within the AXA Group

  • Director: AXA

Directorships held outside the AXA Group

  • Chairman: Control Risks Group Holding Ltd (United Kingdom), Virgin Money (United Kingdom)
  • Director: Rolls-Royce Holdings plc (United Kingdom), Rolls Royce plc (United Kingdom)
  • Trustee: SEARRP (the South East Asia Rainforest Research Partnership) (Malaysia)
  • Member of the Advisory Board: University of Nottingham for Asia (United Kingdom)
  • Honorary Fellow: St. Anne’s College, Oxford (United Kingdom)

Directorships held during the last five years

  • Chief Executive Officer & President: HSBC USA (United States)
  • Chief Executive Officer and member of the Management Board: HSBC Holdings plc (United Kingdom)
  • Chairman: British American Business (United States)
  • Director: City of New York Partnership (United States), Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (United States), Financial Services Roundtable (United States), The Clearing House (United States)
  • Member of the Advisory Board: Outleadership (United States)