CSIO Appoints New Director to its Board

(Toronto – November 19, 2015) Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) Vice-Chairman Ted Harman, President at Accent Insurance Solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new member to the CSIO Board of Directors:

Ben Isotta-Riches, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Aviva Canada Inc., has worked within the Aviva group for over 12 years in a wide range of roles across the group’s UK Life, UK General insurance and Group head office, most recently working as Digital CIO focused on the development of digital technology for consumers.

“We are quite pleased to welcome Ben to the CSIO Board,” states Harman. “Ben’s proven track record of IT success – which includes a number of award-winning technology solutions used internationally across the Aviva group – will no doubt help CSIO fulfill its strategic mandate to deliver leading-edge technology standards and solutions to the broker channel.”

As a longstanding member of CSIO, Aviva Canada Inc. maintains its support for the development and implementation of standards in Canada and will continue to strengthen the depth and representation of the Board. 

“I see joining the CSIO Board as a significant opportunity to help promote technology adoption within the broker channel, ultimately leading to efficiencies for all stakeholders,” declares Isotta-Riches. “I intend to work with CSIO and my fellow Board members to help improve the competitiveness of the broker channel not only for brokers and insurers but, by extension, for consumers as well.”


About Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO)

CSIO is Canada’s industry association of property and casualty insurers, software providers and over 35,000 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, Telematics, eDelivery and eSignatures. In addition, CSIO operates CSIOnet, a secure, industry-owned platform for the efficient exchange of policy information for the broker channel. CSIO maintains offices in Toronto and Montreal. For more information, visit www.csio.com.

For further information, please contact:

Sarina Visram | Manager, 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

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