Hiscox UK expands media team with two new appointments

London (16th November 2015) – Specialist global insurer Hiscox has expanded its UK media team with two new appointments.

Jade Giltrap and Tyler Peterson both come into the team as development underwriters. Reporting to Head of Media, James Brady, they will be responsible for developing strong broker and client relationships throughout the UK and Ireland, and growing the book of business. As part of the global media, entertainment and events division of Hiscox UK, they will also work closely with Robin Walsh’s entertainment team and Martin Linfield’s events team.

Jade joins from Hiscox Dublin’s commercial team, having worked most recently on professional indemnity and specialty commercial business in Ireland. She began her insurance career at Marsh in 2009 before coming to Hiscox in 2012. Tyler joins from Hiscox USA, where she was a professional liability underwriter based in Los Angeles and focused on the Southwest region.

James commented: “This year we are celebrating 20 years of media at Hiscox, so it is an exciting time for Jade and Tyler to join the team. We have already established a market-leading proposition and a specialised media claims handling team that really differentiates us from the rest of the market. Their experience in other lines of business will bring fresh perspective and supports our approach of providing a broad product offering to our media clients.”

Hiscox has been providing commercial insurance for the media sector since 1995, and now insures more than 9,000 businesses across the UK and Ireland – ranging from bloggers to some of the largest broadcasters in the world.  It offers commercial policies that are specifically tailored for media companies, advertising, media buying, PR or graphic design agencies, publishers and broadcasters and is able to provide professional indemnity, specialist media combined, cyber and data, personal accident, Director’s and Officer’s, event cancellation and crisis containment cover.  Hiscox is also able to offer market-leading contingency based coverages such as advertising agent’s indemnity, commercial producer’s indemnity and death and disgrace.


For further information please contact:

Hiscox Ltd

Lucy Hensher

+44 (0) 20 7448 6619

[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 divisions in the Group - Hiscox London Market, Hiscox Re and Hiscox Retail (which includes Hiscox UK and Europe, Hiscox Guernsey, Hiscox USA and subsidiary brand, DirectAsia). Hiscox underwrites internationally traded, bigger ticket business and reinsurance through Hiscox Re and Hiscox London Market. Through its retail businesses in the UK, Europe and the US Hiscox offers a range of specialist insurance for professionals and business customers, as well as homeowners.

For further information visit www.hiscoxgroup.com.

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