Mike Downing has worked in technology development and innovation at WPA for 18 years. His varied academic background includes a BSc in business computer science, an MSc in international financial management and an MBA. He has specialist interests in data science and AI. Prior to joining WPA, Downing worked across Europe in a wide range of industries and organisation. He strives to keep WPA at the leading edge of technology disruption, by implementing solutions that drive the business forward and deliver a competitive advantage. In 2017 his team won seven insurance industry awards for technology.