Tim Thompson has joined Hodge’s Executive team as its chief information officer.
Tim takes up the role from his previous post as head of technology with Cumberland Building Society, and was also formerly head of change with Hitachi Consumer Finance.
With more than two decades of technology and transformation experience in tow, Tim will be leading the executive, technology and wider teams at Hodge in applying the best use of technology for the enhanced support of colleagues and customers UK-wide.
He will also spearhead the continued use of digital to ensure the delivery of Hodge’s aims and objectives for the future. Tim will work with teams across the organisation to ensure its systems and data remain secure and with minimal disruption for its services.
Tim said of his appointment: “I’m really delighted to be joining Hodge at what is proving to be a transformational time for the organisation as we develop and grow the expertise to further support our customers.
“For this trajectory to continue, it is vital that our internal systems and processes also continue to develop, and that the technology available is as supportive to the Hodge team in achieving their aims as their work is to their many valued customers UK-wide.
“I’m really looking forward to working alongside my new colleagues to become a part of this process, and to playing my own part in the continued development of Hodge as an organisation fit for the future too,” Tim added.
Dave Landen, CEO of Hodge, said: “We feel really fortunate to have captured the level of expertise and passion for technology that Tim comes to this role with.
“His experience working within the financial services sector is as wide ranging as it is long-standing, and the knowledge and application of skills he will be bringing to our organisation is everything we were looking for to help us continue on the path we have laid out for ourselves.”
“We’re over the moon to welcome him to our executive team at such a crucial time for the business,” David added.
A Yorkshireman at heart, Tim enjoys walking the Dales with his partner and their Labrador, and as an established ‘foodie’ also holds a professional qualification awarded by the French government in wine tasting, alongside his Prince2 and ITIL4 certifications in project and IT service management.