Howden Driving Data, the telematics arm of the insurance group, has announced the appointment of Tommy Ahearne as its chief data officer.
The appointment follows the recent launch of Howden Drive, the firm’s telematics service that helps lower motor insurance premiums for customers in the UK, further reflecting Howden Driving Data’s commitment to invest in talent to develop enhanced data solutions for insurers and brokers.
Ahearne has been in the insurance telematics industry for over 10 years. According to his LinkedIn, he previously worked as senior director of software engineering for CalAmp. Prior to this, he was also the vice president for technology for LoJack Corporation. He has also worked at Jenison, Wunelli, and Smartdriverclub Insurance.
“Tommy’s appointment reflects Howden Driving Data’s strategy to attract talented individuals to join our business, ensuring that we are in a position to provide telematics data services to support insurers and brokers in managing risk more effectively, and providing outstanding underwriting insight throughout the life of a policy,” said Jon Law, managing director of Howden Driving Data.
Earlier this month, Howden Group also announced a new partnership with The British & Irish Lions that will span the next four years, positioning the firm as a principal partner of the Lions and the official front of jersey sponsor for the upcoming 2025 Lions Tour to Australia.
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