Golder to head up Hiscox Marine Cargo business

17th December 2015

London, UK, (17 December, 2015): Hiscox London Market has appointed Richard Golder as Marine Cargo Line Underwriter, marking the insurer's re-entry into the marine cargo business. Golder will be supported by Jack Bryan who takes on the role of Marine Cargo Underwriter.

Richard Golder joins from XL Catlin where he was Senior Class Underwriter. With over 25 years' experience writing marine cargo business, Golder has also had spells at Amlin, PB Coffey, and CHF Ford and Ors.

Jack Bryan also joins from XL Catlin where latterly he was Assistant Underwriter. DIP qualified, he also held the role of Head of Education for the Lloyd’s of London Marine U’35 Committee.

Commenting on the appointments, Simon Williams, Head of Marine and Energy, said: "We have made no secret of our desire to formally re-enter the marine cargo business and have been prepared to wait to find the very best underwriting talent. The appointment of an underwriter of the calibre of Richard Golder says a great deal about the ability of Hiscox to attract class leading underwriters, as well as our ambition to be a market leader in all aspects of marine business. Richard will be well supported in his new role by Jack Bryan as we continue to build our comprehensive marine offering for the benefit of both our brokers and clients."

Richard Golder added: "Hiscox has deep roots in marine insurance and I'm excited by the opportunity we have to complement Hiscox's existing marine portfolio with a market leading cargo account."

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For further information please contact:

Hiscox Ltd

Lucy Hensher     +44 (0) 20 7448 6619     [email protected]  

Sebastian St. John-Clarke     +44 (0) 7779 702191     [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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