Tokio Marine HCC International restructures IT and operations teams

Internal promotions announced

Tokio Marine HCC International restructures IT and operations teams

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By Mika Pangilinan

Tokio Marine HCC International (TMHCCI) has announced a restructuring of its IT and operations teams as part of the company’s ongoing growth strategy.

The move comes as TMHCCI aims to simplify its internal structure and enhance the strategic position of its IT and operations teams within the organisation. As part of the change, Des Burke, who previously served as chief information officer, has been promoted to the role of group chief operations officer.

Joining from Lloyd’s in 2021, Burke played a pivotal role in transforming TMHCCI’s technology infrastructure and establishing its architectural capabilities. He has more than 25 years of experience in operations and technology posts at large corporations across various sectors.

In his new role, Burke will oversee key business areas such as architecture, technology, data, procurement, business transformation, enterprise change, claims, and underwriting operations. He will report to Barry Cook, chairman and CEO of TMHCCI. He will also join the TMHCCI board.

Commenting on the changes, Cook made note of the significance of technology and data in TMHCCI’s future growth and highlighted the strategic standing achieved through this restructuring.

“With this restructure, we now have all the key levers to support our continued growth in place, under one structure and one leader,” he said. “We have long recognised that technology and data are key to our future growth, and this approach moves our IT, data, and operations into a far more strategic position than they had been previously.”

Along with Burke’s promotion, TMHCCI has made other internal appointments.

Nicki Tang, previously head of technology and shared services, has been promoted to the role of chief information officer. She joined TMHCCI in 2019 as head of business intelligence and has held similar positions in different industries over the past two decades.

Furthermore, David Fletcher has been promoted to the role of chief analytics and innovation officer, expanding his current responsibilities. Meanwhile, head of procurement Nick Scully will take on additional accountability for workplace management (property and facilities) and travel. Both will report to Burke.

Cook also commented on the recent appointments, calling them a reflection of the strength of talent available within the business. “I am confident we have the right approach and team to power future expansion and profitability,” he said.

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