Jonathan Whitton

Regional Life Insurance Chief Information Officer and Head of IT Platforms, AXA
BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering 1989

I have worked in technology for my entire career and am now responsible for all Life Insurance Information Technology across the AXA Asia Region. The best thing about my role is that I enjoy building and transforming Technology teams, moving them to a Top Quartile maturity target.

Birmingham has a great reputation as a top engineering university. My fondest memories are of its great location, fantastic architecture and the vibrant city. I had the pleasure of having some very good lecturers and professors. To this day I recall their names and courses they taught: with Professors Mellitt and Skyrme being the most notable. They were my inspiration.

My advice to current students is to work hard, but enjoy your time at Birmingham. Make and keep as many friends and contacts as possible.