Insurance firm Legal & General has hired former G4S CIO Tim Grieveson to help transform IT within the General Insurance business focusing on making it an Agile, cloud and mobile first business so it meets the needs of its growing customer base. Grieveson is the latest in a series of high level CIO hires by the insurance sector.
London & Birmingham headquartered Legal & General is a multi-national insurance firm specialising in life, pension, investment management and general insurance. Founded back in 1836 the FTSE 100 firm acquired the annuity portfolio of Aegon in 2016.
Since February 2015 Grieveson has been leading the cyber security strategy of Hewlett Packard Enterprise as its chief cyber and security strategist in the EMEA region. Grieveson joined HPE from the Risk Management division of security professional services organisation G4S where he led a major transformation. The CIO spent two and a half years with G4S having joined them from the manufacturing sector where he was Director of IT Service Transformation and Change with Constellium, a maker of aluminium products that was originally part of the Rio Tinto portfolio of companies before a divestment by the mining company.
Like a number of CIO peers Grieveson has mixed time in the CIO hot seat with leading roles on the supply side. As well as his recent role at HPE, Grieveson has led technology for managed services provider Bluesource and the systems integration division, BT Global Services. The CIO also has experience of the civil engineering sector with Morrison Utility where he led IT from 1998 to 2007. He began his business technology leadership career in retail with roles at department store chain Debenhams and electronics retailer Currys.
Grieveson is the latest high level CIO to join the insurance sector following Mike Sturrock joining Domestic & General from logistics firm DX, LV= promoting their CIO to COO and Fin Goulding becoming international CIO for Aviva.