AXA Commercial Lines, a UK-based commercial insurer, has named Ryan Birbeck as its new sales manager effective February 2012.

Birbeck will report to the London branch manager Linda Courtney.

Prior to this new role, Birbeck had been working for AXA since 2005 on the graduate scheme and served in different roles in the fields of underwriting, sales.

He also worked as the key account manager for AXA’s corporate partner relationships.

AXA Commercial Lines CEO Amanda Blanc said that Ryan has a strong customer and delivery focus. Leading the sales team in their largest office is a fantastic challenge for him and I know that he will help Linda to achieve her profitable growth targets.

Birbeck was into Blanc’s team to support the creation and implementation of the AXA Commercial Lines strategy revealed in 2011.