Pool Re, Britain’s leading terrorism reinsurer, today announced the appointment of Katy Huang as head of digital transformation, effective immediately. Huang will lead the design and implementation of the company’s digital strategy, managing both the in house IT team and Pool Re’s outsourced partners. She will report to Tracey Paul, chief strategy and communications officer at Pool Re.
This newly created role is part of Pool Re’s long-term strategy of putting a digital approach at the heart of the company. Huang will focus on the company’s technical process optimisation and digital product development and implementation.
Huang has over 20 years’ experience in management consulting, with a focus on the (re)insurance industry. Since 2013 she has been an independent consultant working with companies such as Hiscox, Charles Taylor Adjusting and Bought By Many. Prior to that, Huang was the business manager for Beazley’s Political Risk, Stand Alone Terrorism and Contingency Group for five years, where she led the digitalisation of the group’s underwriting process and its broker system. Between 2000 and 2008, Huang held roles at Lloyds Banking Group, Moet Hennessy Diageo China and McKinsey & Company.
Paul said: “At Pool Re, technology and innovation are the key drivers of what we offer our clients. We are keen to optimise Pool Re’s operations through new digital initiatives and to advocate best digital practice across all levels within the company. Katy will be instrumental in designing our digital strategy and advising on the internal digital change management. Her technical background and experience in the industry will be a great asset to the team and we are very pleased to announce her appointment today.”