Hyperion hires BP Chief Information Officer Lyn Grobler to set technology strategy for its next phase of growth

Hyperion Insurance Group has announced that Lyn Grobler will be joining from BP as Group Chief Information Officer.

Grobler, VP and CIO of Corporate Functions at BP, will join Hyperion in January 2016 to oversee all aspects of technology and implement an IT strategy to support the business in its next phase of growth. She will join the Group CEO, Chairman, CFO and General Counsel on Hyperion’s Group Executive Committee, which is responsible for the strategic and financial management of the Group.

David Howden, CEO of Hyperion, commented: “The way that we use technology and data is absolutely fundamental to Hyperion’s future success; it is not just part of our strategy, data underpins everything we do. Lyn’s experience in leading transformational IT projects in large, global organisations will be invaluable in ensuring that we are not only fit for purpose today but retain the agility that enables us to respond quickly to changing client needs as we continue to grow.

“Hyperion has always attracted the brightest talent and to secure a FTSE 100 CIO is testament to what we have achieved in what has been a transformational 12 months.”

Grobler said: “I am delighted to be joining Hyperion as it enters the next stage of its growth journey. I look forward to being part of an entrepreneurial, customer-focused organisation that truly believes that the future of meeting client needs lies in data and technology.”

Prior to her 12 year career at BP, Grobler managed large scale global technology projects and strategies within banking and trading based in both London and South Africa. She has been recognised as one of the 25 most influential women in UK IT and has been shortlisted for CIO of the Year at the 2016 Women in IT awards.