Liberty IT announce new Senior Leadership Team

  • Liberty IT has announced a new Senior Leadership Team responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organisation and overseeing the company’s ambitious growth plans.

    Joining the recently appointed Managing Director, Tony Marron, is Emma Mullan, Senior Director of Talent; Sam Mawhinney, Senior Director of Emerging Business & Technology; Jonathan White, Senior Director of Engineering and Brian Craig, Director of Architecture.

    The new leadership structure comes during a period of sustained growth for the leader in digital innovation which creates software, service and solutions for its parent company, Liberty Mutual Insurance, in support of its world-leading insurance products and services.

    Tony Marron joined Liberty IT in 2001 as an Engineer and was appointed Managing Director in January 2022. Over the last 21 years, he has worked across the business in a number of roles including Software Engineer, Programme Manager and until recently, the Senior Director of Emerging Business and Technology, with responsibility for positioning the company within the wider Liberty Mutual organisation, leveraging his network of business and IT leaders, internally and externally, to explore emerging technologies, capabilities and relationships.:

    “There’s something very special about Liberty IT – it’s our people, the culture and how we collaborate. We’re developing technology that’s really driving the customer experience. The things we are doing help people live safer, more secure lives. When things go wrong, we help our customers build their lives back together. We’ve seen more change over the last two years than ever before as COVID-19 has accelerated the shared plans with our parent company, Liberty Mutual Insurance, for digital enablement and innovation,” Tony said.

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    “Liberty IT has a long tradition and heritage over 25 years in developing engineering services and solutions globally for the Liberty Mutual operation. Over the past six years in particular, we have invested heavily in building our innovation services and solutions and in the strength and depth of our talent. Most recently, this has included a new Senior Leadership Team and joining me on the team are Emma Mullan, Sam Mawhinney, Jonathan White and Brian Craig. Collectively, we will play a pivotal role in driving the business through engineering and innovation across the Liberty Mutual enterprise, which employs 50,000 people worldwide,” Tony continued.

    Emma Mullan joined the company in 2013 and has held several positions during this time including Talent Business Partner, HR Operations Manager, Talent & Development Manager and most recently Director of Talent Management. She is also co-Executive Sponsor of Liberty IT’s Women in Tech employee resource group.

    Over the last 18 years, Sam Mawhinney has led teams in the Claims area of the business and played a fundamental role in establishing the Incubator function into what is now a key part of Liberty IT’s strategy. As Senior Director of Emerging Business and Technology, Sam is responsible for supporting the achievement of the strategic business goals and ensuring value realisation of innovation internally within Liberty IT and parent company, Liberty Mutual, by utilising emerging technology, ways of working and consultancy experience.

    Jonathan White joined Liberty IT in 2018 and has over 25 years’ experience in financial services and technology. As Senior Director of Engineering, he has overall responsibility for the Engineering activities across the company, ensuring the delivery of high-quality enterprise scale products and solutions to meet the needs of the business, customers and parent company, Liberty Mutual Insurance.

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    Brian Craig has been with Liberty IT for 22 years, joining as a Senior Engineer and has progressed through a number of Senior Technical and Leadership roles. He now leads the architecture team which is focused on the evolution of the company’s engineering practices.

    “Each member of the Senior Leadership Team brings a different specialism which helps drive our vision. These include engineering, innovation, consultancy, transformation, API, data and analytics and a sharp focus on creating the environment that unleashes the potential of our people.”

    “Together, supported by the exceptional talent we have in Liberty IT, the Senior Leadership Team will ensure we continue to incubate new and differentiating capabilities to deliver customer value. It’s a dynamic, energetic and fast paced environment where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Working closely, sharing information and opportunities ensures the team will keep Liberty IT at the edge of what’s possible and central to reimaging how insurance operates globally.”

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