21 May 2021Life

R&Q hires head of data strategy and technology to enhance legacy and programme management

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings has secured a new group head of data strategy and technology as it looks to improve its use of data to enhance its programme management and legacy insurance offerings.

Robert Thomas assumes responsibility for R&Q’s data strategy, automation strategy and group IT function. He has over 25 years of data, actuarial and technology experience in the insurance industry and joins from CNA, where he was senior vice president of claim analytics, technology and operations, leading a team of analytics, technology, and operations staff.

Before that he was senior vice president and chief property and casualty actuary at The Hartford.

Thomas will take up his post on July 12. He will join the R&Q executive team and report to executive chairman William Spiegel.

Spiegel said: “In order to implement our long-term vision, and scale our business efficiently, a core priority of R&Q must be to focus on data, automation and technology strategies. Rob will play a critical role in developing and implementing our strategy in these areas.”

He added: “Rob will help us better use our data as a competitive advantage in both programme management and legacy insurance.”