The Exeter appoints new Chief Information Officer & Head of Insurance Solutions

Today, The Exeter has announced the appointment of Ali Law as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Toby Bainbridge to the newly created role: Head of Insurance Solutions.

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Tabitha Lambie | Editor, Protection Reporter
19th March 2024
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"I’m delighted to welcome Ali and Toby to The Exeter in their respective roles at what continues to be an exciting time for us."
- Isobel Langton, CEO of The Exeter

Prior to this appointment, Ali Law served as the Managing Director, IT & Digital Transformation at Hanya Partners Limited. He’s also worked as Group Head of Digital Transformation at Royal London after multiple promotions from Chief Information Officer (CIO), Business & Digital Transformation. With over thirty years of experience in digital transformation, Ali also has expertise in insurance, retail, and corporate banking.  

In his new role, Ali will lead The Exeter’s IT Department and sit on the Executive Committee.

Toby Bainbridge will join The Exeter as Head of Insurance Solutions on the 1st April, reporting to Michael Payne. Prior to this appointment, Toby served as Director of Protection at LV after he was promoted from Head of Strategy. He’s also worked at Royal London, Legal & General, and Munich Re during his career – which spans over twenty-five years.

His newly created role will combine The Exeter’s existing Underwriting Philosophy, Data, Claims Philosophy, and Reinsurance teams, to provide greater alignment and strategic direction under both his own and Michael Payne’s leadership.

“I’m delighted to welcome Ali and Toby to The Exeter in their respective roles at what continues to be an exciting time for us,” said Isobel Langton, CEO of The Exeter. She believes the pair bring a wealth of experience and knowledge with them that will further strengthen key areas of the business and help deliver future strategy.

Ali Law, CIO at The Exeter, said the mutual’s commitment to leveraging new technologies to help drive future growth aligns with his passion for innovation and business transformation.

“I’m looking forward to contributing my expertise in underwriting and reassurance to deliver the best possible experiences and outcomes for customers,” added Toby Bainbridge, incoming Head of Insurance Solutions at The Exeter.

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