TT Club appoints its first chief technology officer

TT Club appoints its first chief technology officer

The specialist tank container insurer said it has underlined the future importance of technology by 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 CTO 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.”

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.”

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15th November 2021