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Hewett appointed as chief executive of Thatcham Research

Hewett appointed as chief executive of Thatcham Research

Thatcham Research has appointed Jonathan Hewett as its new chief executive as of 7 January, 2019. He replaces Peter Shaw, who stepped down from the role earlier this year.

Mr Hewett brings with him a wealth of senior management, international and strategic leadership skills from across the insurance, automotive, and financial sectors at a significant time for the company as it approaches its 50th anniversary.

His expertise will lead and evolve Thatcham Research’s strategy, and help guide its insurer members through vehicle safety, repair and security in a period of exponential technological advancements in connectivity, future automated driving capabilities as well as complex vehicle materials and structures.

He joins from Octo Telematics where he was global chief marketing officer and drove business growth at board level. In that role, he worked closely with insurers, vehicle manufacturers, fleet and rental organisations as well as government bodies, understanding and providing digital solutions in the age of the Internet of Things.

Prior to that, he has held various senior leadership and international roles across the automotive, insurance and finance sectors, including AIG, Dealflo Ltd, Dixons PLC, Post Office Direct, Sainsbury’s Bank and Barclays Bank.