Howden Driving Data enhances capabilities with appointment of Tommy Ahearne as Chief Data Officer

Howden, the global insurance group, today announces that it is expanding its Driving Data technology and data teams with the appointment of Tommy Ahearne as Chief Data Officer. This follows the recent launch of Howden Drive, its telematics service that helps to lower motor insurance premiums for customers in the in the UK, and reflects Howden Driving Data’s continued commitment to invest in talent to develop enhanced data solutions for insurers and brokers.

Tommy has worked in insurance telematics for over ten years, initially with Wunelli, now part of Lexis Nexis, and then as a founder of SmartDriverClub. For the last four years Tommy has worked with US Software as a Service organisation Calamp, supporting their European businesses such as Tracker in the UK.

Jon Law, Managing Director, Howden Driving Data, said: “Tommy’s appointment reflects Howden Driving Data’s strategy to attract talented individuals to join our business, ensuring that we are in a position to provide telematics data services to support insurers and brokers in managing risk more effectively, and providing outstanding underwriting insight throughout the life of a policy.”

Tommy Ahearne, Chief Data office, Howden Driving Data, added: “I am really excited to be joining the technology and data team at Howden Driving Data. The application of connected car and telematics data can do so much to ensure correct risk pricing and policy management, so I am keen that we at Howden Driving Data supply those data services in an effective, innovative and cost effective way to the market.”

Howden Driving Data, part of Howden, the global insurance group, changes behaviours and helps clients understand drivers better, translates telematics data into real adoption and engagement to influence how drivers think, feel and act, enabling clients to develop smart policies that improve customer retention, reduce risk, and ultimately make roads safer.