Hyperion X, the newly launched data and technology arm of Hyperion Insurance Group, owner of Howden, has appointed high profile HR tech innovator Michael Whitfield as an adviser.
Whitfield joins Hyperion X with over 35 years of experience, having co-founded Thomsons Online Benefits, the global benefits software firm that was bought by Mercer in 2016. Prior to this he was managing director at Alexander Forbes.
The appointment highlights Hyperion’s ambitions in the employee benefits sector. Howden acquiring Punter Southall Health and Protection Holdings Ltd earlier this year.
Hyperion X CEO Barnaby Rugge-Price says: “Hyperion X is attracting the best talent in the market, and I am excited that Michael is joining us at this pivotal time. His experience will further enable us to deliver a series of products and market platforms that address the needs of clients and markets, especially within employee benefits.”
Whitfield says: “The global employee benefits market is changing rapidly, and technology sits at the core of this continued transformation. Hyperion X is going to challenge and disrupt the market, and their vision is very exciting, so I am delighted to be helping them on their journey right now.”
Howden managing director of employee benefits Glenn Thomas says: “As we continue to build our global employee benefits capability, having Michael providing advice and support to Hyperion and Howden will prove invaluable”.