UK – AXA Sun Life today named Graham Harvey as the new marketing director of its UK life assurance, pensions and investment business.

Harvey, 47, joins from Friends Provident, where he was marketing director for four years. FP is looking both internally and externally for a replacement.

Harvey will take over from interim marketing director Paul McMahon in the second quarter of next year. No precise date has been set.

McMahon, who is also strategy director, has been filling in since Dave Whitaker departed in April.

Harvey will report to AXA UK life business chief executive Paul Evans. He will be responsible for developing market leading propositions in the pensions, protection and wealth management areas.

He will also supervise product and proposition development and marketing support to AXA’s independent financial advisor and tied sales distribution channels.