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Isabel Hudson



Companies' director

British nationality

Mandate and number of AXA shares

Appointed on April 23, 2024 - Term expires at the 2028 Shareholders’ Meeting
First appointment on June 30, 2020
Chairwoman of the AXA Audit Committee
Member of the AXA Finance & Risk Committee
Number of AXA shares held on December 31, 2023: 9,168

Expertise and experience

Mrs. Isabel Hudson graduated with a Master of Arts in French and German from the University of Oxford (United Kingdom). From 1981 to 1993, she held various positions at the Royal Insurance group (United Kingdom). From 1993 to 1995, she was Head of European Development and Operations at the Corporation of Lloyd’s (United Kingdom). From 1996 to 1999, she was the International Development Director for GE Insurance Holdings Ltd (United Kingdom) and from 1999 to 2002, she held the positions of Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Eureko BV (The Netherlands). From 2002 to 2006, she was an Executive Director of Prudential’s UK business and Chairwoman of Prudential International Assurance and from 2006 to 2008, she established and served as Chief Executive Officer of Synesis Life (a specialized pension buyout firm). In June 2011, she joined the National House Building Council (NHBC) Board and was non-executive Chairwoman from November 2011 to the end of May 2020. She had also been a non-executive director of QBE Insurance Group Ltd (Australia) for 9 years. In November 2014, she was appointed to the Board of BT Group plc (United Kingdom). Mrs. Isabel Hudson is also an ambassador for the disability charity, SCOPE and from December 2023, she is non-executive director of ISC Group, a global not for profit organization, championing equal representation for women in insurance.

Mandate held within the AXA Group

  • Director: AXA

Mandate held outside the AXA Group

  • Director: BT Group plc (United Kingdom), ISC Group (United Kingdom)

Mandates held during the last five years

  • Chairwoman and director: National House Building Council (United Kingdom)
  • Director: Phoenix Group Holdings Ltd (United Kingdom), RSA Insurance Group plc (Senior Independent Director) (United Kingdom), Standard Life PLC (United Kingdom)