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Allianz UK appoints chief information security office

Allianz UK has announced the appointment of Jamie Whitcombe-Jones as its chief information security officer.

Whitcombe-Jones will now report to chief operating officer, Stephanie Smith, and will have company-wide responsibility for information security across Allianz Insurance and LV=GI.

He was previously programme director at Bupa, where he led its global transformation of information and cyber security. Prior to this, he was head of information security and transformation at Centrica.

Whitcombe-Jones has also acted as Allianz Insurance’s cyber security programme manager for the past five months.

Stephanie Smith, chief operating officer of Allianz Insurance, said: “With LV=GI now part of our Allianz family we recognise the increasing size and complexity of our cyber agenda and this new role reflects our larger customer and employee base. 

“Jamie has a wealth of experience in leading and delivering for regulated businesses and following his superb job shaping our cyber programme over the last few months, I have no doubt he’ll excel in this role.”

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