Insurance veteran Kelly Lyles joins Cytora advisory board

Former AXA XL and AIG leader joins insurance technology company to drive growth

Today we announced that Kelly Lyles, former CEO, Client and Country Management at AXA XL, has joined Cytora’s advisory board. 

Kelly will play a key role in driving our expansion in the commercial insurance market, providing first rate industry knowledge and experience. She joins an existing group of insurance and technology experts, supporting us on our mission to bring a new class of technology to commercial insurance.

Kelly is a well-known international insurance leader with 35 years’ experience in underwriting and general management in global commercial insurance. She has a track record of building global geographic and distribution functions as well as specific country leadership and underwriting management. 

Having held senior positions at AXA XL and XL Catlin, Kelly most recently served as CEO, Client and Country Management at the firm. Prior to that, Kelly held the role of Head of Speciality Lines for EMEA at AIG. She joined AIG as an underwriter in 1985 and spent nearly thirty years with the organisation.

“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 Kelly 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.” 

Interested in learning more about Kelly’s journey from underwriter to insurance CEO? You can listen to our recent interview with Kelly here.