Evan Waks has been appointed as Ageas UK’s Chief Risk Officer (CRO) and will start with the business in September.

Evan is an experienced insurance professional with a career spanning thirty years in the industry. He joins from AXA where over for 17 years he held a number of roles in Finance before becoming CRO. Prior to this, Evan worked for Fedsure Group, a medium sized South African based Financial Services Group.

As part of Ageas’s executive team, Evan will contribute to the leadership and decision making of the wider UK business as it focuses on its profitable growth. In his role, Evan will have responsibility for Risk, Compliance, Legal and Company Secretariat for the UK business.

Andy Watson, Ageas UK CEO said; Evan brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to our risk function. His appointment completes the management structure changes I announced at the end of last year and his broad experience within the industry further complements the leadership of our business.

In joining the Ageas executive team, Evan will take over from Rosemary Smith, Company Secretary, who will retire later this year after more than 40 years with the business.

Watson added: I would like to thank Rosemary for her commitment and loyalty to the business. As part of the leadership team for many years, she has played an instrumental role in the successful development of Ageas and we wish her well in her well earned retirement.

Evan’s appointment is subject to the usual regulatory approvals.