Employee assistance professionals leadership role for AXA PPP’s Eugene Farrell

21 March 2019

AXA PPP healthcare’s commitment to supporting mental health at work has been highlighted by the election of its mental health lead for corporate healthcare – Eugene Farrell – to the post of Chair of the UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association.*

“It’s a timely appointment.
“With growing demand for mental health support, the need for a strong, clear voice to secure employer buy-in to employee assistance has never been greater.
“Eugene, with over 30 years of experience in supporting workplace wellbeing, is well placed to take the UK EAPA forward and strengthen its reputation as the trusted voice of employee assistance professionals.”
Soraya Chamberlain, Head of Corporate Sales & Strategic Accounts for AXA PPP healthcare

“I’m grateful to AXA PPP healthcare for enabling me to take on this role.
“It’s an honour to be entrusted with leading the profession to the next stage of its development.
“And, in our always-on, always-connected world, to meeting the challenge of finding better ways to help employers and their advisers to help their people to deal more effectively with the pressures in their lives.”
Eugene Farrell, Chair, UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association, and Mental Health Lead for AXA PPP healthcare

* EAPA UK (2019). UK EAPA elects new Chair, Eugene Farrell.

Notes to Editors


AXA PPP healthcare – one of the largest and most experienced health insurance providers in the UK – has been helping people to access healthcare services since 1940. Today it forms the UK healthcare arm of AXA and provides cover for medical and dental care for individuals and employers, and employee wellbeing, counselling, occupational health and rehabilitation services through its Health Services division.
AXA PPP healthcare has been named Cover Magazine 2018 Best Group Private Medical Insurance Provider, Moneyfacts 2018 Health Insurance Provider of the Year, Health Insurance Daily 2017 Best Individual PMI Provider, Corporate Adviser 2017 Best Healthcare Provider, the European Large Contact Centre of the Year (at the European Contact Centre & Customer Service Awards, 2015) and Best Customer Experience (in the Large Contact Centre category of the UK Customer Experience Awards 2015).

The AXA Group is a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management, with 171,000 employees serving 105 million clients in 63 countries. In 2018, IFRS revenues amounted to Euro 102.9 billion and underlying earnings to Euro 6.2 billion. AXA had Euro 1,424 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2018.
In the UK & Ireland, AXA operates through a number of business units including: AXA Insurance, AXA PPP healthcare and AXA Ireland. AXA UK & Ireland employs around 10,000 staff.
The AXA ordinary share is listed on compartment A of Euronext Paris under the ticker symbol CS (ISN FR 0000120628 – Bloomberg: CS FP – Reuters: AXAF.PA). AXA’s American Depository Share is also quoted on the OTC QX platform under the ticker symbol AXAHY.
The AXA Group is included in the main international SRI indexes, such as Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and FTSE4GOOD.
It is a founding member of the UN Environment Programme’s Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) Principles for Sustainable Insurance and a signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment.

Name: Ben Faulkner   
Telephone number: 01892 612822
Email address: Ben.Faulkner@axa-ppp.co.uk
Name: John DuBois   
Telephone number: 01892 612837
Email address: John.Dubois@axa-ppp.co.uk