Covéa Insurance jumps up the digital disruptor rankings

23rd November 2020

Covéa Insurance this week learnt its Chief Technology and Information Officer, Graeme Howard, has risen up the ranks in the 2020 CIO 100 rankings, and is now placed at No 11 in the UK. The CIO 100 recognises the most transformational and disruptive CIOs, showcasing leaders who are driving change within their organisations. 

Graeme Howard was appointed by Covéa Insurance in February 2019 to lead a digital transformation programme designed to make insurance easier for customers. Building on Covéa Insurance’s track record for innovative market offerings, Howard has been on a mission to develop digital products and services that will enable the company to meet the needs of the firm’s customers today and in the future.

Recognition of his impact comes just months after the Covéa Insurance won the prestigious title of ‘Best Place to Work in Digital’ at the 2020 Digital Technology Leader’s Awards.

Speaking about the CIO 100 ranking, Graeme Howard said:  "It’s a really exciting time to be leading such an ambitious transformation with the massive opportunities created by digital innovation and the rapid acceleration of digital adoption both by companies and individuals.  The rankings are an interesting reflection on our progress to date, but we have many more exciting developments in the pipeline for 2021 and beyond.  Technology and digital tools will play a huge part to play in helping us to achieve our ultimate goal which is to make insurance easier for customers at every stage, whether buying a product that’s right for them or making a claim."

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About Covéa Insurance

Covea Insurance Plc is the UK underwriting business of leading French mutual insurance group Covéa, who are number 1 for property and liability insurance in France, generating over 16.6 billion Euros in premiums in 2020.   

Covéa Insurance looks after the insurance needs of over 2 million policyholders; delivering financial reassurance through its Standard & Poor’s ‘AA- stable’ rating, as a guaranteed subsidiary of Covéa. 

The company offers motor, household, protection, pet, mid and high net worth insurance and a range of commercial insurance products, through a range of distribution channels.

Employing over 1900 people, Covéa Insurance has a strong people and service ethos.  It holds ServiceMark accreditation with Distinction for its Personal Lines operation and its Commercial & HNW Claims teams, as well as Chartered Insurer status for its Commercial business.  Covéa Insurance is signatory to the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter and the insurance Inclusivity Pledge and has been named one of the top 75 employers in West Yorkshire & the Humber.

Recently, Covéa Insurance won the General Insurer of the Year award at the British Insurance Awards 2021. It was named as the Best Place to Work in Digital (Large Organisations) at the Digital Technology Leaders Awards and as the Best Employer at the Yorkshire Financial Awards.  They were also recipients of the Best Insurer title at the British Claims Awards, High Net Worth Product of the Year Award at the Insurance Times Awards, the Staff Empowerment Award at the Diversity & Inclusion in Insurance Awards.

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