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Insurtech Cytora adds AXA XL’s Kelly Lyles to advisory board

4th February 2021 - Author: Charlie Wood

UK insurtech Cytora has appointed Kelly Lyles to its advisory board in an effort to drive its expansion into the commercial insurance market.

Lyles previously served at AXA XL as Chief Executive Officer, Country Management.

She brings 35 years’ experience in underwriting and general management in global commercial insurance and previously spent time as Head of Speciality Lines for EMEA at AIG.

“Commercial insurance is ripe for transformation, given today’s competitive market along with changes we’ve already seen in personal lines and other areas of financial services,” said Lyles.

“Cytora is at the cutting edge of innovation in the industry and has an excellent reputation in the market, which is why I’m so excited about this opportunity.


“While I bring a solid insurance background to the table, I’m also looking forward to learning from the high calibre of people in the company and collaborating to transform an industry poised to embrace real change.”

“Kelly is such an influential and well-respected figure in commercial insurance, so we couldn’t be happier to welcome her as the newest member of Cytora’s advisory board,” said Richard Hartley, CEO, Cytora.

“Kelly’s breadth of experience, particularly within commercial P&C, will help us to build solutions that truly empower underwriters, while removing the gap between underwriting strategy and frontline execution. We’re delighted to have her on the team, supporting us on our journey to transform commercial insurance.”

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