Hyperion Appoints BP CIO, Grobler, as Group Chief Information Officer

November 9, 2015

London-based Hyperion Insurance Group* 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, chief financial officer and general counsel on Hyperion’s group executive committee, which is responsible for the strategic and financial management of the group.

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 recognized 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.

“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 organizations 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,” commented David Howden, CEO of Hyperion.

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 organization that truly believes that the future of meeting client needs lies in data and technology.”

* Employee owned Hyperion is comprised of broking divisions Howden, RKH Specialty and RKH Reinsurance, and underwriting agency DUAL. Hyperion’s businesses operate across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand and in the US, employing over 3,000 people in 37 countries.

Source: Hyperion Insurance Group

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