Hiscox strengthens commercial team with new hires

18th March 2011

London, UK (18th March, 2011): Specialist insurer Hiscox has strengthened its UK Professions and Specialty Commercial (PSC) division with the appointments of Samantha Newman as Head of Emerging Professional Indemnity and Charities, and Ann Meaden as Senior Development Underwriter.

Samantha Newman, based in London and reporting to John Heaney - Head of Professions and Specialty Commercial, will be responsible for helping to develop Hiscox’s presence in non-traditional professions such as environmental consultants and estate agents as well as developing business in the charity sector. She brings a strong sales background for big brand companies including Procter & Gamble, Mars Confectionery, PepsiCo and was most recently Sales Director of BBC Audiobooks, a subsidiary of BBC Worldwide.

Ann Meaden, who has joined to bolster Hiscox’s underwriting presence in Bristol, and will report to David Henderson – Regional Manager (South and Midlands), has more than 30 years’ insurance experience. Most recently she was at Brit, where she was instrumental in setting up a scheme for the production service industry, and has also spent 11 years at AIG (Chartis).

Commenting on the appointments, John Heaney, Head of PSC at Hiscox UK, said: “We have aggressive targets in place to grow the volume and range of quality commercial risks we underwrite, whilst retaining our focus on providing the right cover at the right price. Samantha Newman brings an impressive sales CV to Hiscox which will help us target new and emerging professions, and also sharpen our focus on the charity sector. In addition, our presence in the south west region will be further strengthened by the arrival of Ann Meaden in Bristol as we seek to grow our regional book of commercial risks.”

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For further information please contact:

Hiscox Ltd

Abi Clark 020 74486470 [email protected]

Notes to editors

About Hiscox

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, is headquartered in Bermuda and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:HSX). There are three main underwriting parts of the Group - Hiscox London Market, Hiscox UK and Europe and Hiscox International. Hiscox London Market underwrites internationally traded business in the London Market - generally large or complex business which needs to be shared with other insurers or needs the international licences of Lloyd's. Hiscox UK and Hiscox Europe offer a range of specialist insurance for professionals and business customers, as well as high net worth individuals. Hiscox International includes operations in Bermuda, Guernsey and USA. Hiscox Insurance Company Limited, Hiscox Underwriting Limited, Hiscox Europe Underwriting Limited and Hiscox Syndicates Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

For further information, visit www.hiscox.com.


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