Cytora announces expanded advisory board with former senior executives from Zurich, Travelers, Aon and Hiscox joining

New advisory board members will provide strategic advice as Cytora continues global expansion

25th August 2023: Cytora has announced the expansion of its global advisory board in welcoming insurance industry veterans Jeffrey Hayman, Bronek Masojada, Bill Bloom and John Bruno to its advisory board. The move is designed to support Cytora’s global growth. 

The group consists of leaders across Commercial and Specialty insurance consisting of Bronek Masojada, Chair of SiriusPoint and formerly CEO of Hiscox, Jeffrey Hayman, Chair of R&Q Insurance Holdings and former board member of Zurich Insurance Group, John Bruno, President of Xerox and former Group COO & CEO of Data & Analytic Services of Aon and Bill Bloom, former CIO and Head of Operations at both The Hartford and Travelers. 

The group join other insurance industry leaders on the advisory board including Kelly Lyles, board member at Convex and Howden Group, Thomas Huerlimann, board member of Hiscox and former CEO of Zurich Global Corporate, Adrian Brown, former UK CEO RSA, Karen Green, board member of Miller Insurance Services and Phoenix Group Holdings and Alan Morgan, former senior partner at McKinsey and head of financial services. 

Many members have been in executive positions leading large insurance companies and brokers and as well as holding responsibility for large scale transformation programs. The appointments follow a period of significant growth for Cytora. 

Jeffrey Hayman, Member of Cytora’s Advisor Board, said: “Cytora is one of the most exciting insurtechs around. In a very short period of time it has secured an impressive client base including some of the world’s biggest insurers. You do not land these businesses as clients unless you bring something compelling to the table. I look forward to helping Cytora on its journey to becoming a major global growth company.”

Bill Bloom, Member of Cytora’s Advisor Board, said: “Cytora is having a major impact on the risk workflows of leading global commercial insurers and accelerating their transition to a digital-first operating model. I look forward to helping Cytora on its journey” 

John Bruno, Member of Cytora’s Advisory Board, said: “Cytora is creating capacity for incumbent insurance companies to write more risk at a profitable level. The industry has been searching for ways to decouple premium growth from expense growth in order to scale to meet the rising level of risk and to deliver more value to clients. Cytora is having a transformative impact on the industry.”

Bronek Masojada, Member of Cytora’s Advisor Board, said: “The insurance world needs to go digital. Cytora is a great tool for making risk flow digitally and I look forward to working with Richard and the team, and to advise them on how to make this happen” 

Richard Hartley, CEO and Co-founder of Cytora, said: “I’d like to welcome our new advisors to the advisory board. Digital transformation is at the top of the boardroom agenda and it is a difficult area for insurance companies to navigate and achieve enduring success. We are pleased to bring together such a breadth of expertise to help lead the industry forward ”