After being announced as Gore Mutual’s next Chief Executive Officer in early March, Andy Taylor officially started his new role leading the company at the beginning of July. Taylor has been with Gore Mutual for 15 years and was previously our Chief Financial Officer.
Following extensive research that looked deep into the future macroeconomic and societal landscape of both Canada and the world, we launched our Next Horizon strategy earlier this year with an ambitious plan to grow our company into a purpose-driven, digitally-led national insurer. To help steer this transformation, in March we established an entirely new senior executive team to work alongside Taylor and we’re continuing to recruit new talent at all levels of our organization.
“Our new strategy is bold and will radically transform our business at a magnitude and scale that this company has never experienced before,” said Taylor. “Ultimately, our transformation journey will take Gore Mutual from a mid-size, regional carrier to a national scale insurer underpinned by world class technology and operations in just a few short years.”
Over the next two years Gore Mutual is aspiring to create best-in-class digital broker and customer connectivity, dramatically improve workflows, underwriting capabilities, pricing sophistication and deliver an industry-leading claims experience, the initial stages of which will be launched in the coming months.
“We’re completely transforming our operating model and modernizing every piece of our technology to deliver a world class, high-performance business anchored in broker distribution,” Taylor said. “Embedded in the foundations of our identity and everything we do will be purpose and social good. Giving is in our DNA and Gore Mutual has a long history of stepping to the plate in times of adversity and national emergency.”
Gore Mutual is Canada’s oldest property and casualty insurer and we celebrated our 181st anniversary in June. While Taylor is proud of our history, he is keen to note that moving forward both our company and place in the industry will be redefined and unconstrained by the legacies of the past. This is definitely an exciting time at Gore Mutual.
You can learn more about our Next Horizon strategy here.