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Experian appoints Head of Insurance for UK & Ireland

Nottingham, UK, 26 August  2010 — Experian®, the global information services company, today announces the appointment of Sandy McPherson as Head of Insurance for UK and Ireland.

Sandy will be responsible for driving Experian’s insurance market strategy across the organisation’s broad portfolio of products and services.

Sandy brings over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry to his new role. In the past he has worked with leading insurance companies, such as Aviva, Standard Life, and Scottish Widows, and for the last three years was Marketing Director at Paymentshield, the largest provider of general insurance to the intermediated mortgage sector.

Charlotte Hogg, Managing Director, Experian UK & Ireland, said: “Deregulation, market complexity and growing competition has changed the traditional working patterns of insurance organisations and modern companies need new solutions to manage risk, control costs and improve customer experience.  

“Experian’s data, software and analytics capabilities are proven to be hugely beneficial to our insurance clients and Sandy’s extensive experience will be crucial in our efforts to drive development and growth in this important sector.  His appointment represents our continuing commitment to and investment in the insurance sector.”

Experian has a strong heritage in the insurance sector. Nine of the top ten UK insurance companies are Experian clients, utilising the data, software and analytics from the company’s credit and marketing services portfolios. 



Chantal Heckford / Jen Comerford / Duncan Skehens

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About Experian

Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 90 countries. The company helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit score, and protect against identity theft.

Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended 31 March 2010 was $3.9 billion. Experian employs approximately 15,000 people in 40 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; Costa Mesa, California; and São Paulo, Brazil. 

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