Ki appoints CTO

Ki has appointed Richard Hodgson to the newly created role of chief technology officer.

Mr Hodgson will be responsible for leading the company’s technology strategy and execution, including its engineering function. He has 18 years’ experience in technology, with significant expertise in building UX (user experience), working with complex data sets and developing algorithmic business models. Previously, he was a founding member and CTO of Bricklane, an online residential property investment platform. Prior to this, he held technical architect and senior engineering roles at Conde Nast and the BBC.

Mark Allan, CEO, Ki said: “At Ki, we are taking a technology first approach to underwriting. We are therefore delighted that Richard joins Ki in the newly created role of CTO. Richard will bring an entrepreneurial approach and proven experience in scaling technology in a high-growth business as we look to continually explore new opportunities to provide a best-in-class and differentiated digital service to the market.”

Richard Hodgson added: “Ki represents a unique opportunity to apply a technology driven mindset to a well-established market. What the Ki team have achieved to date is unique for the market and illustrates a case study for success in the UK start-up ecosystem. I'm excited to join Ki's talented team in further developing the platform and helping to grow the business.”

Mr Hodgson begins his role today, reporting into James Birch, development director.

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