"Known for being a highly adaptive, results-driven, and innovative technology leader with expertise in developing and implementing IT strategies, Craig's strategic approach supports Brighten to offer our brokers and customers a superior service proposition assisted through our innovative technology capabilities."
Thompson joins Brighten from financial services group MA Financial, where he served as head of technology.
He previously worked as head of program delivery at Dimension Data Cloud Services, and in the UK as a technical solutions consultant at Norton Rose Fulbright, an infrastructure and systems engineer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and an IT operations analyst at Olswanf.
Thompson holds a bachelor's degree in commerce from the University of South Africa.
"What excites me the most about this opportunity is that Brighten is not encumbered by the obstacles that entrenched banks face when it comes to legacy systems and processes," Thompson said.
"The possibilities to develop on existing digital initiatives that Brighten has implemented to its broker and aggregator network, enhancing what's already an incredibly compelling market offering,"