The Exeter announces new CIO and Head of Insurance Solutions

The Exeter announces new CIO and Head of Insurance Solutions
The Exeter announces new CIO and Head of Insurance Solutions

UK protection and health insurer The Exeter has announced the appointments of Ali Law as Chief Information Officer and Toby Bainbridge in the newly created role of Head of Insurance Solutions.

Ali Law, Chief Information Officer

Ali brings a wealth of experience to The Exeter, having served as a consultant and CIO with over thirty years of experience in digital transformation, change delivery, and IT. Ali also has extensive knowledge of financial services having worked in insurance, retail, and corporate banking.

Previously, Ali served as Group Head of Digital Transformation at Royal London and most recently, Managing Partner at Hayna Partners Ltd, working closely with businesses to help them modernise their technology offerings, understand the implications of digital transformation, and the positive impact of people, relationships and trust in the technology space.

In his new role, Ali will lead The Exeter’s IT department and serve on the Executive Committee, allowing him to bring the company’s IT vision to life.

Toby Bainbridge Head of Insurance Solutions

Toby joins The Exeter as Head of Insurance Solutions from 1st April, in a newly created role reporting to the company’s Commercial Director, Michael Payne. With a distinguished career spanning nearly two decades in the insurance industry, Toby brings a wealth of experience in underwriting, data analysis and reinsurance.

Prior to joining The Exeter, Toby held senior positions at leading insurance firms including Royal London, LV=, Munich Re, and Legal & General. During his most recent role at LV=, Toby served as Director of Protection, where he was accountable for various teams including proposition development, reinsurance, underwriting and claims philosophy.

Prior to joining LV=, Toby spent seven years at Legal & General where he was primarily accountable for reinsurance, before moving to Royal London in 2015, initially taking on reinsurance and later entrusted as the company’s Head of Protection Solutions.

The new Insurance Solutions team will combine The Exeter’s existing Underwriting Philosophy, Data, Claims Philosophy, and Reinsurance teams into one, providing greater alignment and strategic direction under the leadership of Toby and Commercial Director Michael Payne.

Isobel Langton, CEO at The Exeter, commented:

“I am delighted to welcome Ali and Toby to The Exeter in their respective roles at what continues to be an exciting time for us.

They bring a wealth of experience and knowledge with them that will further strengthen key areas of our business to help us deliver our future strategy and provide exceptional experiences for our members and advisers.”

Ali Law, CIO at The Exeter, added:

“The Exeter’s commitment to leveraging new technologies to help drive future growth is something that aligns with my passion for innovation and business transformation. I am excited to be joining a strong team and to seeing how we can further develop our technology capabilities in the future.”

Toby Bainbridge, concluded:

“The opportunity to lead a newly established team in an innovative company such as The Exeter is truly exciting. I am looking forward to contributing my expertise in underwriting and reassurance to deliver the best possible experiences and outcomes for customers, something that the Insurance Solutions team will play a key role in helping to achieve.”



Notes to Editors

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About The Exeter

The Exeter is a leading protection and healthcare insurer who have been supporting UK families in the event of ill health or injury since 1888.

Formerly known as the Exeter Friendly Society and Pioneer Friendly Society, The Exeter is a mutual friendly society. This means it’s owned by members and run for their benefit, rather than shareholders.

The Exeter is a trading name of Exeter Friendly Society Limited, which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (Register number 205309) and is incorporated under the Friendly Societies Act 1992 Register No. 91F with its registered office at Lakeside House, Emperor Way, Exeter, England EX1 3FD.