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POP Holdings appoints Shannon Murphy as Group CIO, Signals Commitment to Digital Transformation
Wed, 4th Oct 2023

Sydney-based insurtech firm, POP Holdings, has announced the appointment of Shannon Murphy as Group Chief Information Officer (CIO). This key new appointment, to be based in Singapore, illustrates POP Holdings' strong growth plans and its ongoing commitment to digital transformation within its operations.

As an Australian success story, POP Holdings has not only expanded its operation across the world with offices in the US, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Europe, but has also recently introduced the world's first Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) insurance platform. This key step into digitalisation is complimented by the hiring of Murphy, who carries an impressive three decades of experience fronting technology roles in the insurance industry.

Before stepping into his new role at POP Holdings, Murphy has held Chief Technology Officer positions at esteemed insurance providers such as ING, AIG, and AXIS in the Asia Pacific region. His subject expertise covers data strategy, automation, DevOps and IT architecture strategy. Furthermore, he successfully developed cloud strategies for Singapore enterprises during his stint as Head of Technology at Amazon Web Services.

Previous to this, Murphy served as the Chief Technology Officer at fintech firm MoneyHero Group, where he spearheaded the security practice, while driving change management and digital transformation initiatives throughout the Greater Southeast Asia region.

Co-founder and co-CEO of POP Holdings, Killian McDermott, expressed his warm welcome for Murphy. "We look forward to working closely with him to accelerate and scale our capabilities as we and our ecosystem partners digitise M&A, Financial Lines and specialty insurance globally," McDermott states. "Shannon's experience and specialist knowledge leading organisational digital transformations will be extremely valuable as we continue to pioneer the combination of specialty insurance and digital products."

David Rogers, co-founder and co-CEO of POP, also emphasised the strategic importance of the new appointment: "Shannon's appointment as Chief Information Officer is a strategic direction forward for POP, as we continue to prioritise high quality enterprise-level digital innovation as a crucial component of our growth plans."

Upon his appointment, Murphy shared his excitement to join POP Holdings. "POP has been a pioneer in introducing these technologies across its brands to transform the insurance experience and fill the risk protection gap," he comments. "I look forward to continuing this great momentum to bring industry-leading innovations to our customers and partners, across POP's global markets in Asia Pacific, the US, and the UK."