CEO of Discovery SA
Hylton graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a BEconSC in Actuarial Science. In 2000, he was admitted as a Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries and a Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa.
Hylton started his career at Liberty Life and joined Discovery in 1996 where he initially held various positions in marketing, actuarial and strategic projects. Hylton served as the Group Chief Marketing Officer from 2006 to 2016 and CEO of Discovery Life from 2016 to 2020, while overseeing the group’s R&D, Marketing & Distribution, and Vitality business units.
Hylton is currently the CEO of Discovery SA. In the role, he leads the SA business and composite strategy for Discovery Health, Discovery Life, Discovery Invest, Discovery Insure, and Vitality, and their integration with Discovery Bank. He chairs the SA EXCO as the core governance forum of the SA composite.
Hylton also sits on the Group Exco and boards of Discovery Limited, Discovery Health, Discovery Life, Discovery Insure, Discovery Invest and Discovery Vitality.