IAG appoints Neil Morgan to new tech exec role

Insurance Australia Group (IAG) has appointed Neil Morgan to the newly minted position of group executive technology – reinstating the company's executive role for technology.

Morgan had served as chief technology officer in IAG's Australia division, but was officially on secondment from PwC.

IAG chief executive Peter Harmer said the appointment of Morgan underscores IAG’s redoubled focus on technology and customer centricity.

“Neil’s appointment to this new company-wide position recognises the critical role technology plays in driving our efforts to be a more agile organisation, and achieving our corporate strategy as we move from being a product-focused to a customer-centric business,” Harmer said in a release.

“With extensive experience in technology and business-led transformation, Neil will be a valuable addition to our leadership team,” Harmer added.

Morgan’s appointment marks the formal reinstatement of a permanent technology executive at IAG. The dual role of group executive for digital and technology was abolished following the departure of Claire Rawlins in October 2016.

IAG's technology function now sits separately from its digital division, independently led by chief digital officer Mark Drasutis.

Morgan will join IAG’s group leadership team and report directly to chief executive Harmer.


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