Cover-More puts an end to the search for CTO – Strategy – Training & Development

Global travel insurance provider Cover-More Group has found its new chief technology officer, with Lisa Hilton joining the management team to lead its digital strategy.

Cover-More Group is part of Zurich Insurance Group operating in 15 countries and provides emergency medical assistance and healthcare support in Australia, Argentina, Canada, Malaysia and the UK.

The global travel insurance company began its search in July to lead Cover-More’s technology development strategy and build architecture skills on core services and platforms.

As Cover-More Group’s new CTO, Hilton will lead the development and implementation of its global technology strategy, and lead the architecture and engineering practices.

Hilton announced on LinkedIn that she was “delighted to share my new role as Group Chief Technology Officer at Cover-More Group”

Group CIO Conor Breslin, who joined the team in October last year, said the team was “delighted” with the appointment which “will support the company’s digital transformation and continue to disrupt the market insurance”.

Reporting to Breslin, Hilton said she would make sure “we have the right technology for the future and adopt modern ways of working.”

Hilton said it was “an exciting time” to join the company as “the world is opening up again” after the pandemic.

“There is an opportunity to bring new offerings, new technologies and engage differently with customers.

“Coming out of the pandemic, Cover-More is growing and in this role I will be tackling global technology while working with the Australian and New Zealand teams to implement their change agenda.”

Prior to joining Cover-More, Hilton managed end-to-end accountability at QBE as Chief Technology Officer for just over three years.

For more than two and a half years, Hilton was head of technology delivery at Origin Energy and briefly held a director role at KPMG for five months.

Hilton has also held several program manager positions at financial organizations such as Westpac, Aussie Home Loans, Teach Mutual Bank and BT Financial.

Brandon D. James