AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company has appointed Tracey Gray-Walker as its new chief diversity officer to focus on the continued growth and implementation of its integrated diversity strategy.

As chief diversity officer, Ms Gray-Walker will drive the advancement of AXA Equitable’s goal to foster a diverse and inclusive environment within all of the company’s business units.

She will also advise and support the executive management on diversity and inclusion goals; develop relationships with diverse professional organizations for talent acquisition; and measure progress on the company’s inclusion initiatives.

Ms Gray-Walker was most recently the company’s vice president of business development and opportunities. In this capacity she led the company’s retail distribution channel in achieving exponential revenue and recruiting growth within diverse markets.

Christopher Condron, chairman and CEO, said: The role of the chief diversity officer is to infuse diversity into the most important business issues, which is essential to growing our market share and serving our clients.