Your defined contribution AXA pension

Pensions Team

The AXA UK Pensions Team is here to help. Our objective is to provide you with information on your pension and the options open to you, resolve any complaints or disputes that you may have, and act as your contact/escalation to the Pension Trustee Board.

AXA team

Rebecca Shevill – Head of Pensions Administration & Trustee Services

About Rebecca

With AXA since: October 2009
Previous experience: I’ve worked in pensions for 34 years, from local government to management consultancy to a global brewery.
An interesting fact about me: My great, great, great, great Grandfather was a famous Prime Minister who invented the police force. I’ll leave you to work out who that was.


John Manuel – Pensions Manager

About John

With AXA since: September 2012
Previous experience: Over 14 years of working in the third party pensions industry, for companies such as Aon Hewitt and Punter Southall.
An interesting fact about me: I’ve captained an English cricket player, Jade Dernbach (although he was only about 13 at the time).


James Kirkland – HR Shared Services Director

About James

With AXA since: January 2013
Previous experience: Between August 2005 and December 2012 I worked as Head of Pensions, Benefits and Recognition at Telefónica, that’s O2 in the UK. From October 1997 to August 2005 I worked at Xafinity Consulting as Senior Pension Consultant.
An interesting fact about me: I play guitar in a rock band – bit different to working in pensions (thankfully).


Alex McMaster – Pension Administrator

About Alex

With AXA since: August 2019
Previous experience: Between 2014 and 2019 I worked in the ‘in-house’ Pension Operations at John Lewis, and before starting at AXA from I worked for The Pensions Ombudsman.
An interesting fact about me: I once worked as an overseas ‘rep’ in Tenerife for a now defunct tour operator.