Affinity insurance provider, Hood Group, has appointed Claire Foster to the role of Head of IT.
Claire joins Hood Group from AXA Insurance where she was Head of Operational Delivery for the past two years. Prior to that Claire spent six years at Towergate, the last three of which as Head of Business Solutions. She has more than 25 years’ experience and knowledge of the insurance industry including the general insurance and London markets.
In this role Claire will be responsible for strategic planning, roadmap delivery and overall IT service proposition both internally and to its partners. As well as managing support and infrastructure, she will also be responsible for IT development and testing and overseeing the implementation Hood Group’s new back-office system. Claire will also work closely with the senior leadership team to help define organisational strategy and deliver ongoing business success.
Hood Group CEO, Simon Hood says: “Hood Group has achieved significant growth in the affinity market over the past couple of years, and our technology proposition has been central to our success to date. Claire will be a great addition to our senior team. She has tremendous experience in the development and delivery of strategic technology solutions in the financial services industry – in particular the insurance market. I firmly believe that with her expertise, Hood Group is firmly positioned to further enhance our own technology platform and the solutions we can deliver for our partners as we continue to grow our proposition.”