I’m really looking forward to working with the team to evolve the company’s digital offering
New Zealand-owned life insurer Fidelity Life has appointed Dan Wilkinson to the newly created role of chief technology officer.
Wilkinson will report directly to CEO Nadine Tereora as a member of the executive team.
“The role of technology in delivering seamless experiences for customers, financial advisers and partners underlines the importance of the CTO role,” says Tereora, in a statement.
“Technology is evolving rapidly and will play a key role in helping us build a sustainable business,” adds Tereora.
“With deep digital transformation experience, Dan brings extensive knowledge and insights to Fidelity Life which will prove invaluable as we strengthen our digital capability and create and respond to opportunities.”
Wilkinson joins Fidelity Life from Suncorp New Zealand, where he was executive manager, customer technologies and previously as executive manager, e-commerce.
Technology is evolving rapidly and will play a key role in helping us build a sustainable business
He led the introduction of Suncorp New Zealand’s first e-commerce capabilities, and spearheaded a number of digitally-focused initiatives across both technology and people, during his tenure there.
Prior to Suncorp, Wilkinson was head of business systems at AA Insurance.
Before moving to New Zealand in 2009, Wilkinson worked in London in business consulting, marketing and content management.
“Fidelity Life is an icon of the New Zealand life insurance industry,” says Wilkinson. “I’m really looking forward to working with Nadine and the team to evolve the company’s digital offering so that it supports innovation, productivity and improved support for our customers, advisers and partners.”
Wilkinson’s appointment is the second key executive team appointment in recent months. Earlier, the insurer announced Adrian Riminton will start his role as chief distribution officer in October.
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