We are delighted to introduce Stewart Williams as Chief Operating Officer (COO) expanding our senior management team. As COO, Williams will play a crucial role in helping develop VIPR’s strategic direction as the company continues to grow. With years of experience as an IT professional within the Insurance industry and having worked as a client of VIPR’s in the past, Williams has the knowledge and skills perfectly suited in developing VIPR for the future.
Williams has led a successful career as Head of IT for various insurance organisations across most of his working life, both within Lloyd’s and independent companies. He also completed an MBA in Technology Management to complement his skills, and in preparation for the changing technological environment of the insurance industry. With Project Management roles also under his belt, Williams’ breadth and depth of experience stood out to VIPR’s co-founders Bob and Richard Brown, who approached him about joining the team.
“We were really keen for Stewart to join VIPR and quickly struck up conversations with him about the role of COO,” explains Richard Brown, Director at VIPR. “We were lucky to have worked with Stewart a while back, when he was a client of ours at a Managing Agency. Having that professional relationship already in place and a very good understanding of both his technical skills and business knowledge, we knew Stewart would be the perfect person for the job.”
Having joined VIPR in April, Williams’ role is underway in assisting the board in maximising our products and service delivery. “I’ve been getting to know the intricacies of the organisation to fully understand how we can take VIPR to the next level” said Williams. “I think because I have been on the client side it has given me a good understanding or what our customers expect from us as a supplier, which will ultimately help us to formulate the company’s future strategy.” As for what he hopes to achieve, Williams asserts “I want to make VIPR a great organisation both to work for and to work with and to be able to measure success in many ways.”
“VIPR is growing at a considerable pace, with an ever-increasing number of business partners using our portfolio of products. It is paramount that we maintain our high standards, optimise our internal processes and ensure we plan ahead to deliver exceptional service and products. We do not doubt that with Stewart on board we can drive VIPR forward, and wish him all the best in his new role.” Says Brown.
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