Technology specialist Simona Turin is the newest Director to join the board at Fidelity Life as the firm continues its multi-million dollar digital transformation.
Turin, who is Kiwi icon Xero’s Executive General Manager of Business Products, has held senior digital roles at Air New Zealand and Spark Ventures.
On her LinkedIn page Turin describes herself as a “…product and technology leader with a diverse cross-functional background in multiple industries…”.
In addition to her new role, Turin will continue her director duties with software companies Planday and Nomos One.
Fidelity Life Chair Brian Blake says Turin’s problem-solving skills and background brings a fresh perspective to the Board.
The final part of Fidelity Life’s $25 million technology upgrade (phase 2) is scheduled to be completed in 2025.
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Elsewhere at the insurer, Chris Marston-Fergusson has been named as its new Appointed Actuary – he started his new job on 1 July.
The internal promotion sees Marston-Fergusson step up from his duties as Senior Actuary – a position he’s held at the firm since 2019.
He has more than 20 years’ actuarial experience including five years in the UK and local roles at ANZ and AMP.
Chief Financial Officer Simon Pennington says it’s an advantage to promote internal talent, especially amid a country-wide skills shortage, and during a time of significant change for the company and industry.