Chief Data Officer

Christopher B.

I am a highly experienced Data, Operations and Technology Transformation and Strategic Planning Executive, with more than twenty years’ leadership experience gained working across international markets: successfully marshalling change management initiatives, engaging all organisational levels in change programmes, and helping make commercial ambition a practical reality. I have proven capabilities for creating profitable growth platforms that are grounded on cutting edge data and analytics strategies: with exceptional corporate vision and collaborative skills. Background: I have led the transformation of architecture, culture, people and processes using data science, machine learning and data management practices to deliver game changing approaches to reduce the cost of data collection, integration and lifecycle management and deliver increased returns across business, product innovation, marketing and supply chain. This approach delivers a strategy for leveraging data for greater returns utilising Data & Analytics, Business Intelligence, General and Advanced Analytics (AI, ML, RPA etc) and of course, solid data management and excellence. Skills/Strengths. - Leadership of teams, large and small - Collaborative Leadership Style, works well as part of a leadership team. - Vision and Strategy - Corporate Governance - Pragmatic Problem Solving - Teamwork and Influence - Strategic Vision and Execution - Results focus and execution drive - Data and Analytics to drive customer and revenue growth - Offensive D&A - Data and Analytics to improve efficiency and cost (and meet regulation in regulated industries) - Defensive D&A - Personable, open, honest and challenging when necessary. Belief: Data & Digital is not purely a technical subject, so much of what we do is people, culture and transformation focused requiring a good understanding of how strategy meets operational impact. Data Culture and Literacy are more key now than ever and the transformation journey must be a commercially led one. As such the success relies heavily on business leaders education on this subject and identifying the right project to focus on for success. Speciality and Focus: Digital, Data and Analytics Transformation. Operational Transformation Business transformation and growth Regulatory Engagement Ethics and Digital Ethics Building High Performing Teams Awards and accolades: Data IQ 100 most influential data leaders 2020 & 2021 Global 100 Data Visionaries 2020 Business of Data, 2020 Global Top 100 Innovators in Data & Analytics.

Current Role

  • Company Name: QBE Insurance
  • Job Title: Chief Data Officer
  • Start Date: May 2022
  • Company Industry: Insurance
  • Location: Barbican, England, United Kingdom



Previous Company:

  • Company Name:  TSTL SVCS Ltd · Self-employed
  • Job Title:  Data & Analytics, Digital Transformation and Business Growth Advisor, Mentor, Interim Manager
  • Start Date