Global Risk Partners (GRP), a vehicle aimed at acquiring brokers and managing general agents (MGAs) trading in the UK retail and global, specialty insurance markets, has announced the appointment of Grant Strickland to the newly created role of chief data & analytics officer.
Grant has over three decades of experience in data and analytics, including leading the business intelligence functions for SJ Gallagher and Hyperion.
In his new role he will report to Mike Bruce, Group CEO.
The role has been created to develop GRP’s data strategy, leading the Group’s data infrastructure, and using data analytics to deliver business insight which in turn will drive value for clients and insurer partners.
Bruce, GRP CEO said: “Grant is a valuable addition to GRP’s team. Harnessing the power of our data assets has always been central to our organic growth strategy, and we have made significant progress in creating a data warehouse which integrates with our various businesses systems and holds data from over 300,000 clients.
Grant’s major focus will be to leverage our data to provide a deeper understanding of our clients’ needs, improve our segmentation and work with our trading teams to create bespoke client propositions.
The commercial potential from our data is immense and Grant will bring the experience and energy we need to deliver this important element of our Group strategy.”
Strickland commented: “It’s exciting to be joining a business with the scale and potential of GRP. I will be part of a team of entrepreneurs, and with data integration and analytics at the heart of the Group’s strategy, there is a massive opportunity to innovate and make a difference.”