Hylton Kallner

CEO Discovery South Africa
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.

In 2020 Hylton became the CEO of Discovery SA. In this role, he lead Discovery’s SA business and composite strategy for Discovery Health, Discovery Life, Discovery Invest, Discovery Insure, and Vitality, and their integration with Discovery Bank. He chaired the SA EXCO as the core governance forum of the SA composite, which represents over R8bn in profits, 10 000 people and 4 million clients.

In 2021 Hylton was appointed CEO for Discovery Bank and continues to chair the Discovery South Africa Executive Committee which oversees Discovery South African operations; he serves as a director on the Boards of Discovery Ltd, Discovery Bank and other Discovery subsidiaries.