Sydney-headquartered QBE Insurance coverage Group now has a gaggle chief knowledge officer (GCDO), based mostly within the London workplace, within the individual of Christopher Bannocks (pictured).
“There has by no means been a extra essential time for organizations to have a strong strategy to enabling the enterprise with knowledge capabilities and forming a powerful and aligned knowledge technique,” mentioned Bannocks, who got here onboard on Could 18 to steer QBE’s enterprise knowledge capabilities.
“I’m wanting ahead to working with the groups to assist QBE, a number one international insurer, construct on its knowledge capabilities and form the strategy to higher assist and repair our prospects, individuals, and shareholders.”
A extremely skilled expertise providers and knowledge skilled, the GCDO shall be answerable for defining and implementing the information technique and agenda at QBE. Bannocks stories to operations and expertise group govt Matt Mansour, who additionally just lately welcomed new group chief data officer David Germain.
“Chris’ important expertise working with corporations to develop knowledge methods and enhance knowledge capabilities has given him a strong understanding of the significance of making business-focused options that ship worth rapidly whereas demonstrating path in direction of a strategic end-state,” commented Mansour.
“This expertise is important to permit us to achieve essentially the most perception for our prospects in managing their dangers.”
Bannocks’ credentials span 20 years of knowledge roles inside the monetary providers sector – together with posts at Barclays Financial institution, Nomura Worldwide, and ING Financial institution. The Credit score Suisse alumnus was most just lately with Danone the place he served as chief knowledge and analytics officer.