Episode 6

Episode 6: Ollie Holden, Chief Information Officer at The AA

Published on: 18th October, 2021

In my sixth episode of Behind the Desk with Mark Thomas, I'm joined Chief Information Officer (CIO) at The AA, Ollie Holden.

Ollie has been a technology leader for over 20 years and started his career over 15-year stints at Accenture, before several roles in insurance and most recently leading the major top to bottom technology transformation, the well-known household brand the AA.

In this episode, we hear all about Ollie's journey from consulting, moving from capital markets to insurance and his journey into the AA, where he found an under-invested technology estate and has now spent the last four years sorting that out. Ollie's journey has been a real step-by-step rise to the top with some brilliant pieces of advice for those looking to do the same. A really charismatic and genuine guy with some impressive brands and achievements to match.

Let's get behind the desk with Ollie Holden.

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Behind the Desk... with Mark Thomas
Inspiring stories with technology leaders from the insurance and insurtech space
This podcast gets behind the desk of influential leaders in insurance and InsurTech who are driving change and innovation in the sector.

Every week, I will meet a new tech leader to find out more about their background and career to date. How they arrived in the insurance space, what they love about the sector, their views on where its headed and a deep dive into the person behind the desk!