SOURCE: Innovation Group

Innovation Group

September 28, 2011 11:15 ET

Innovation Group Continues Expansion of North America Software Team

Steve Rowbury Joins Innovation Group as EVP of Delivery for Innovation Insurer Software

FARMINGTON, CT--(Marketwire - Sep 28, 2011) - The Innovation Group plc ("Innovation Group" or "The Group"), a global provider of business process outsourcing (BPO) and software solutions to the insurance, fleet, automotive and property industries, is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Rowbury as Executive Vice President (EVP) of Delivery for Innovation Insurer Software for North America.

Rowbury joins Innovation Group after running a number of major transformation programs for AAA NCNU during the last few years. To support the growing interest and projects for Innovation Insurer, Rowbury will be expanding and building a robust delivery organization to support Innovation Group clients.

"I am pleased to have Steve as part of our North America team," said Euan King, CEO North America Software for Innovation Group. "Steve's P&C industry knowledge, extensive, real-life experience in implementation of software and business transformation projects and building a world-class delivery team further strengthens our delivery and effectively responds to our growing number of projects with the increased interest in Innovation Insurer. We will immediately utilize his experience accurately assessing the complexities and risks of projects and establishing a partnership environment. Steve's executive leadership experience in business transformation initiatives will help our customers achieve exceptional results with Innovation Insurer."

In his new role, Rowbury will develop the North America organization's delivery and services strategy; establish a North America regional Project Management Office (PMO); manage the Insurer program / project managers and the delivery teams to ensure successful delivery of client implementations; and serve as a member of the North America Software Executive team to develop existing clients and drive client and business growth.

"I am excited to explore this opportunity with Innovation Group as part of the organization's new management team and part of Innovation's growth," said Rowbury. "After spending several years on the carrier side, I am even more impressed with the transformation of Innovation Group organization and the Innovation Insurer suite. Growing industry awards and recognition speak to the fact that insurers now have a robust business solution, both technologically and business functionally, in a best-of-breed suite or individual modules to meet today's and tomorrow's business demands. I look forward to expanding Innovation Group's delivery capabilities as well as capacity to continue the industry momentum and help our customers achieve successful implementations enabling their business transformation."

Rowbury brings many years of experience in the P&C insurance industry and has been involved in the development and implementation of P&C insurance systems on a wide variety of platforms world-wide.

About The Innovation Group plc:
The Innovation Group plc (LSE: TIG.L) is a global provider of business process outsourcing and software solutions to the insurance, fleet, automotive and property industries. Innovation Group provides contact centres, repair networks, process management, supply chain and technology operations and decision support analytics to support accident management, repair and estimation and claims management services. Innovation Group has over 800 global clients including AXA Insurance, RSA, Encompass, Esurance, Hertz, CNA, Main Street America Group, American Modern Insurance Group, LeasePlan, The Ford Motor Company, Aviva, Toyota and Zurich. The Group processes more than 4 million claims per year with 20 per cent direct claims cost saving achieved. Innovation Group's 2,300 people are located in the United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Spain and United States. www.innovation-group.com

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