TT Club appoints its first Chief Technology Officer
The leading global freight and logistics insurer underlines the future importance of technology in fulfilling its primary mission of a safer and more secure container industry with the appointment of an experienced CTO in Kevin Blunsum, working alongside Thomas Miller Group CIO Lisa Gibbard.
Digitalisation of the transport and logistics industry is quite well advanced, and the TT Club is committed to meeting the digital needs of the industry now and in the future. The Club’s appointment of its first Chief Technology Officer is a major step in ensuring its ability to service its Members’ developing digital needs.
Kevin Blunsum is a highly experienced and well-respected member of the London-market insurance community. Over his thirty-year career he has held a variety of positions engaged in insurance technology development and change management with Deloitte, EY, Accenture, and more recently with Aspen Insurance as Director of Business Transformation.
Blunsum will be working closely with Lisa Gibbard, the recently appointed CIO of TT Club’s management company, Thomas Miller to ensure alignment with other businesses in the group. Gibbard herself has career-long expertise in global IT and operations of global financial services organisations, in particular focussing on defining and implementing business lead technology strategies, driving innovation and operational risk management.
In welcoming Blunsum, Kevin King TT Club’s COO said, “The timing of this appointment, the first CTO TT has ever had, and indeed a first for any Thomas Miller managed business, reflects our belief in the centrality of technology to the services offered to our Members and the industry. Thomas Miller businesses have long been able to leverage the knowledge of our Group Chief Information Officer, but the digital transformation underway in both the transport and insurance industries demands we have a technology heavyweight focused only on our Memberships current and future needs 24/7. Kevin’s unmistakable calibre and track record in technological advancement affirms this commitment.”
The timing of this appointment [...] reflects our belief in the centrality of technology to the services offered to our Members and the industry.
Commenting on the appointment of a CTO in the context of TT’s corporate strategy, CEO Charles Fenton said, “In recent years, with the help of management consultants McKinsey, we embarked on wide-ranging, qualitative research into the opinion of industry leaders on what the future holds for the container industry over the next twenty years or so. A key finding was that digitalisation and data analytics, in addition to the automation of processes would cause a fundamental shift in the sources of value creation. Recent global events have indicated an acceleration in these forces for change and Kevin’s appointment is an integral part of the business strategies we are employing in response.”
About TT Club
TT Club is the established market-leading independent provider of mutual insurance and related risk management services to the international transport and logistics industry. TT Club’s primary objective is to help make the industry safer and more secure. Founded in 1968, the Club has more than 1100 Members, spanning container owners and operators, ports and terminals, and logistics companies, working across maritime, road, rail, and air. TT Club is renowned for its high-quality service, in-depth industry knowledge and enduring Member loyalty. It retains more than 93% of its Members with a third of its entire membership having chosen to insure with the Club for 20 years or more.
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