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Global runner heads Crossrail IT

Andrew Turner has been appointed interim IT director for Crossrail.

Turner, who spent almost five years as CIO at insurance specialists Hiscox, takes over from Neil Farmer, who was in the role since August 2009.

He started his career at British Airways looking after transport operations at Heathrow Airport. He was head of IT services at Seeboard Plc and worked for Cable & Wireless before moving into the financial sector at Royal Sun

Alliance where he was Strategic Relationships Director.

After a spell at Aspen Re, as Group IT director, he joined Hiscox. Andrew was educated at the University of Wales where he read English Literature. He has an MBA from the University of Bath.

Andrew Turner is a serious long distance runner and has been awarded the international Marathon Majors Five Star Award for completing the top five marathon courses in the world in under three hours.

These include Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York City marathons. Taylor relaxes by playing the piano, violin and viola.

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