Press Association, UBS and Zurich get new tech chiefs

Two fresh CTOs and a CIO for financial services firms and media company

The Press Association, Swiss banking company UBS and financial services group Zurich have all announced new tech chiefs in recent days.

Zurich announced this week it has appointed Markus Nordlin as CIO.

Nordlin, who was formerly IT key account executive for the Farmers Insurance Group, has been with the financial services company since 1999.

Zurich's incoming CIO Markus Nordlin

Zurich's incoming CIO Markus Nordlin
(Photo credit: Zurich)

He will take up the CIO role from September, succeeding outgoing IT boss Michael Paravicini, who is retiring.

UBS will also get a new tech boss next month, with Andy Brown taking up the job of CTO from 23 September.

Brown, who has spent 26 years with the company, will be in charge of UBS' technology strategy, with "a particular emphasis on advancing the Group architecture, simplifying the application and infrastructure landscape, improving the quality of UBS' technical solutions and fostering innovation", according to UBS.

The Press Association has also got itself a new CTO in the form of Andrew Dowsett, who joins the organisation from Bauer Consumer Media.

Dowsett will take charge of the Press Association's IT infrastructure and technology, including both internal IT and external service delivery, and will report to its CEO Clive Marshall.