Allianz UK has appointed Jamie Whitcombe-Jones to the role of chief information security officer.

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

Prior to joining Allianz, Jamie was program director at Bupa, where he led the global transformation of information and cybersecurity. Previously, he was the head of information security and transformation at Centrica.

For the last 5 months Jamie has been Allianz Insurance’s cybersecurity program manager.

Stephanie Smith, chief operating officer, Allianz Insurance commented, “With LV=GI now part of our Allianz family we recognize 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 program over the last few months, I have no doubt he’ll excel in this role.”