The role of technology has increased significantly in importance throughout the wider insurance sector spectrum and the technology sector itself is booming. Advancement in the Digital Age and the Internet of Things has led to a major transformation in the way our clients are interacting with their customers and competing with one another for market share within their respective industries – ‘Digital’ and ‘Data’ is at the heart of this transformation. Historically considered purely a “cost center”, Information Technology is beginning to take centre stage as industries are disrupted through the adoption of the latest technology trends which are now attributed to revenue generation (Digital Marketing, Risk & Pricing Calculations, new channels of distribution) and cost saving (Cloud, Information & Cyber Security, Regulatory Reporting).


The Hanover Search Group possesses a Technology practice that has leveraged years of expertise and relationships to build a strong presence within the sector. As a result, we have been chosen to partner with firms from Life and General Insurance backgrounds, as well as consultancies and technology vendors servicing the industry.


As firms continue to invest significantly in Technology, we have delivered senior search assignments to identify exceptional talent across Data & Analytics (the Chief Data Office), Digital Strategy, Information & Cyber Security, Cloud Infrastructure and InsurTechs.




Alex joined Hanover in 2012 and is a Business Head and leads a team of SMEs focused on Operations, Finance, Risk & Compliance. He is responsible for the Technology retained search and senior hire mandates. Alex has over 10 years’ experience placing senior technology leaders across Insurance, Asset and Wealth Management industries delivering requirements for CIO, CTO, Chief Information (& Cyber) Security Officer, Chief Data Officer, Head of Data & Analytics, Head of Infrastructure and Digital Transformation Leaders. Alex delivers mandates from our London and New York offices across Europe and North America.

Verena Mitschelen

A Senior Consultant with six years’ headhunting experience focusing on Financial Services, predominantly Insurance, Banking and Capital Markets in the German speaking countries. Verena specialises in Risk Management, Actuarial, Finance, Compliance and Regulation as well as in Technology, Digitalisation and Fintech, helping clients in the talent acquisition during innovation and business-led transformation as critical for future growth.

Recently completed mandates

Head of Client Technology & Innovation Lab
Global P&C Reinsurer
Chief Data Officer
Global General Insurer
Chief Information Security Officer
UK Life & Health Insurer
Global Head of IT Risk
Major Global Insurer
Head of Data Protection (GDPR) 
UK Life & Health Insurer
Director, Insurance Technology Practice
Major Global Consultancy