Anita Fernqvist has worked at Zurich for 15 years and is the UK Chief Data Officer and Director of Operations. In the last 4 years she has agreed a data strategy, secured delivery funding, and led delivery of a data transformation programme, building a strategic data asset for the UK P&C business. The work they have completed has won 3 industry awards to date. The team has grown from a small team of MI experts, to a mature data function, now joined by advanced analytics, robotics, and a new customer function to create a true data ecosystem driving customer value across the UK business.
Previous roles at Zurich have included heading up Business Change and IT, running Central Operations, programme management roles and strategic assistant to the COO.
Prior to joining Zurich Anita completed an MBA at Southampton University and qualified as a project manager on the IBM graduate training programme.
Anita is Swiss, Swedish and British nationality and is mum to two energetic boys.