Global travel insurance and medical assistance provider Cover-More Group has appointed Cara Morton (pictured), an expert in business transformation and strategy, as its new global chief executive officer.
Morton joined Cover-More, a subsidiary of Zurich Insurance Group, in June 2018 as the CEO of global medical assistance. In October 2018, she took up the role of group chief operating officer as part of the group’s global transformation.
Before joining Cover-More, she held executive positions at QBE Insurance, including group head of transformation and change, responsible for a $250 million global programme portfolio from 2015 to 2016. She also worked at Accenture for over 20 years, where she held global/APAC leadership roles in banking, insurance, mining, consumer goods, and government sectors.
As Cover-More’s new global CEO, Morton will oversee extensive business in 16 countries across the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the US.
Zurich regional CEO of Asia Pacific Jack Howell commented: “Since taking on the role of interim CEO of Cover-More, Cara has quickly demonstrated bold and courageous leadership, steering, and navigating the business in exceptionally challenging times.
“Cara has impressed us all with her energy, focus, and resilience by making the tough decisions that were necessary to make Cover-More a stronger and more sustainable business. In particular, her focus on customer-centred design and digital transformation will see continued innovation of Cover-More’s future. Today, under Cara’s leadership, Cover-More is stronger and better prepared for when travel returns over the next few years.”
Morton said she had been working with all departments of the group to help map out a clear path forward for the company and their clients as they start travelling again.
She commented: “I’m incredibly grateful for this opportunity and am working with our team and key stakeholders in getting the world moving again – safely and risk-free.”