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Covéa Insurance expands executive team with a focus on people & technology

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8 months ago

Covéa Insurance has announced two new appointments to its executive team which Covéa says will enhance the team’s capabilities and focus on the critical areas of people and technology.

Lisa Meigh has been promoted to people and director and Graeme Howard to chief technology & information officer (CTIO). Both will report to Covéa insurance chief operating officer, Adrian Furness.

Meigh has been with Covéa Insurance since 2015 where she served as director of HR & Learning since 2015. She has been with the company, and its predecessor, Provident Insurance, since 1995.

She has led Covéa’s people strategy to attract, develop and retain great talent; fostering a culture of growth and individual development by leading real business change.  Lisa has driven the company’s inclusion journey, implementing its ‘inspire leading women’ programme, inclusion and unconscious bias learning.  

Howard joined Covéa Insurance in February 2019 as chief technology & information officer (CTIO), with the responsibility for steering and developing Covéa Insurance’s technology transformation and innovation strategies.

Prior to this, Graeme held a number of director level roles at Motorola Solutions Ltd and, most recently, was group CIO at Santa Fe Relocation Ltd. Graeme has been recognised on the 2019 top CIO 100 list of the most transformational and disruptive technology leaders. 

Furness said: “Covéa Insurance is on an exciting journey that’s seen it transformed as an organisation over the last five years.  To continue that journey, and deliver on our long-term ambitions for the business, it’s essential that we have in place a senior team with the expertise, experience and accountabilities that will enable us to successfully address the challenges of a new decade.”

With commitment to customer service remaining our central long-term purpose, we see considerable opportunities to capitalise on new technologies and accelerate their rollout to transform the experience we offer customers.  Supporting this, we fundamentally believe in the value of investing in our people, creating an inclusive environment and exploring new innovative ways to ensure we attract the most talented and creative individuals with the skills we need for the future.  Lisa and Graeme both have fantastic track records in these areas, and we’re delighted to welcome them to our executive team.”​