Gail McGiffin

Gail McGiffin

Gail McGiffin is a principal in EY’s insurance practice and leads the underwriting, product, policy and billing offerings. Prior to joining EY, McGiffin was the chief information officer at ProSight Specialty Insurance, where she led the creation of an innovative, fully outsourced platform for this new insurance company.

Prior to her role at ProSight, McGiffin was a senior executive/managing partner in Accenture’s insurance practice, leading its global underwriting transformation offerings. In this role, McGiffin was responsible for the design, development and implementation of software solutions (Accenture’s underwriting components solution and Accenture’s insurance configuration components solution) for Accenture’s insurance clients. She designed Accenture’s consulting assets for underwriting and product development such as diagnostics, business architectures, operating models, process models, performance scorecards and change management.

She worked with most of the top global P&C insurers over her 10 years at Accenture across a range of projects and multi-year transformation programs, including operating strategy, performance diagnostics and improvement, technology solution implementation, business intelligence and organizational optimization work.

Recent Articles by Gail McGiffin

3 Keys for Building Women Leaders

As the insurance industry continues to evolve in response to disruption, it’s imperative that insurers embrace innovation to achieve growth and market leadership. The capacity to innovate drives the business models of tomorrow, as well as the investor perceptions of today. Already, ratings agency AM Best has announced plans to score and assess carriers based […]

How Underwriting Is Being Transformed

The recently completed EY Digital Underwriting Survey reveals the important and rapid evolution that is proceeding within commercial and specialty insurance. Further, it clarifies the digital technologies and capabilities that are the impetus behind some of the biggest changes to underwriting, the essential function within insurance. The “big idea” behind the results confirms that more […]

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