Simon Mortimer appointed as new Chief Digital Officer
09 Sep 2020
Hymans Robertson has appointed Simon Mortimer to the new role of Chief Digital Officer (CDO) marking a commitment by the pensions and financial services consultancy to grow and enhance its digital impact.
Simon joins the firm from the Body Shop, where he was Vice President of Digital covering the USA and Canada, based in New York. Prior to this he had a successful career in Australia and the UK where he specialised in digital strategy and delivery in roles working for firms such as Bupa, RSA and Saga.
Commenting on what Simon brings to the role Shireen Anisuddin, Managing Partner, Hymans Robertson says:
“We’ve created this new role as a commitment to putting digital capabilities at the heart of what we do for our clients. In the role, Simon will work alongside our head of markets, the management board and the digital community to harness the full potential of our data, tools, systems and technology capabilities. We aim to transform the digital impact that we have on the markets in which we operate and this appointment will enable us to do this. We want to offer our clients efficient digital solutions that could previously have been seen as impossible. Giving greater emphasis to this area by appointing Simon as CDO will also allow us to meet the increasing demand we're seeing for digital offers in our markets.
“Simon is an experienced leader specialising in digital strategy and having worked in Australia, the US and UK, he brings extensive financial services experience gained in a career that has also encompassed telecoms and digital commerce/retail. His vast knowledge will help us realise our ambitions to transform the firm’s already growing digital presence.”
Commenting on his new appointment, Simon Mortimer, says:
"I'm incredibly excited to be joining a company with the heritage and values of Hymans Robertson, particularly as it is already well known for its technical innovation across financial services. In this new role I am intending to bring an even greater emphasis on digital and I'm very much looking forward to the opportunities for advancing these capabilities and helping to enhance clients’ experience."