Adjusting and risk management group Global Risk Solutions (GRS), has appointed the man they believe will be the architect of its ability to use technology to enhance its services to clients.
Chris Heywood has been appointed as the firm’s Chief Systems Architect, joining GRS from his role as founder and partner at 99i LLP, an information technology consultancy where he led a team that developed numerous projects for claim incidents in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and North America.
At GRS, Mr Heywood will collaborate with the firm’s leaders on strategic technology planning and execution, guide the technical design and architecture of new and evolving systems, lead GRS’ data science and machine learning initiatives, and provide technical guidance to GRS’ global Cyber Risks unit. He will be based in London and report to Mark Stergio, GRS’ Global Chief Information Officer.
“Global Risk Solutions is fortunate to bring on board talented technology leaders such as Mark and Chris,” said Arthur “Kip” Radigan, (pic) CEO of GRS. “Their expertise and experience significantly strengthen our capabilities and will enable GRS to deliver innovation and top-notch claims solutions to our clients around the world.”
“I have had a strong relationship with GRS professionals for over two decades, and we worked together on a major oil spill in Nigeria that generated over 80,000 claims,” Mr Heywood said. “In the years since, it has been my pleasure to work with the GRS team on other large projects, including Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon incident. I look forward to helping GRS serve global clients through innovative, scalable technology.”