CSIO Announces Sean Christie as Chairman of Board

(Toronto – April 2, 2019) The CSIO Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Sean Christie has been elected Chairman of the Board. Sean is the Chief Information Officer and Vice President, Information Services at Gore Mutual and has been a Director of CSIO for over five years, ensuring continuity as CSIO moves forward delivering on its strategic priorities. 

Sean brings a wealth of knowledge and experience on how technology is disrupting and transforming the insurance industry. Joining Gore Mutual in 2003, Sean has been instrumental on several strategic initiatives, including the recent launch of CSIO’s My Proof of Insurance eDelivery solution. Under Sean’s leadership, Gore Mutual collaborated closely with CSIO and other industry partners to develop a uniform, standardized digital experience for consumers that the industry as a whole would benefit from.  

“With so much change and disruption unfolding, the role of CSIO has become even more important to ensure collaboration and standardization continues across the insurance industry. I am privileged to accept this appointment and to build upon CSIO’s achievements,” says Christie.

The CSIO Board of Directors would like to thank Steve Whitelaw for his seven years of providing exceptional governance, leadership and strategic support. During his time as Chairman of the Board, CSIO was able to accomplish many achievements, including industry-wide adoption of eDocs for both Personal and Commercial Lines, the development of CSIO’s Certification program, and of course, the recent launch of CSIO’s My Proof of Insurance eDelivery solution.

“Steve’s contributions over the past seven years as Chairman of the Board have been invaluable to CSIO’s growth and evolution,” says Sheldon Wasylenko, CSIO Vice Chairman and General Manager, Rayner Agencies Ltd. “On behalf of the Board, CSIO members and staff, I would like to thank Steve for his passion and dedication to CSIO. The collaborative and innovative environment that he fostered, and which Sean will no doubt build on, has led this organization to experience so many successes during Steve’s time as Chair.”

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About Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO)

CSIO is Canada’s industry association of property and casualty insurers, software providers and over 38,000 brokers. CSIO is committed to improving the consumer’s ease of doing business within the broker channel by overseeing the development, implementation and maintenance of technology standards and solutions such as eDocs, eDelivery and eSignatures. In addition, CSIO operates the industry-owned mail network service, CSIOnet. CSIO maintains offices in Toronto and Montreal. For more information, visit csio.com.

For further information, please contact:

Sarina Visram, MBA, CIP | Director, Member Relations & Communications
110 Yonge Street, Suite 500 | Toronto, ON  M5C 1T4
(416) 360-1773 x 2300 | 1 (800) 463-2746 x 2300
svisram@csio.com | www.csio.com