Gore Mutual Appoints James Warburton CIO

Warburton, who joins Gore Mutual from Aviva Canada, is tasked with leading the company’s technology team through the next phase of the company’s Next Horizon transformation journey.

(James Warburton, CIO, Gore Mutual. Source: Gore Mutual.)

Gore Mutual Insurance Company (Cambridge, Ontario) has announced that James Warburton has joined the company as Chief Information Officer. Warburton will be part of Gore Mutual’s Executive team and report to Chief Executive Officer Andy Taylor.

Andy Taylor, CEO, Gore Mutual.

“As a successful business and technology leader, who brings strong advisory practice leadership, I’m confident that James will help our organization continue its unprecedented transformation journey,” says Andy Taylor, chief executive officer. “With his experience in technology transformation, building strong technical teams and deep expertise in the P&C industry, I look forward to working closely with James as we continue to enhance our technology capabilities for industry-leading broker and customer experiences.”

“Gore Mutual is a company that operates with purpose and integrity, and truly cares about its employees, brokers and customers,” comments Warburton. “I look forward to contributing to the successful momentum of this great Canadian mutual insurance company.”

Carrying Forward Next Horizon

Warburton is tasked with leading Gore Mutual’s technology team through the next phase of the company’s Next Horizon transformation journey, the stated goal of which is to become a purpose-driven, digitally led, national insurer.

Warburton has nearly two decades of experience, bringing to Gore Mutual a track record of leading high-performing teams and delivering technology and business solutions. He joins Gore Mutual from Aviva Canada (Markham, Ontario), where he has held several senior leadership roles, including VP of Technology Platforms and VP of Transformation, Distribution. In these roles, Warburton managed the core applications, including the full Guidewire Suite (San Mateo, Calif.), leading technology transformation for the company’s Commercial business unit, and driving the innovation and modernization of distribution and broker channels.

Gore Mutual’s ‘Next Horizon’ Transformation Journey

Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at AnthODonnell@IIReporter.com or (503) 936-2803.

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