Hiscox appoints CFO for UK business

London, UK (14 December, 2020) – Hiscox, the specialist global insurer, has – subject to regulatory approval – appointed Tom Shewry as CFO for its UK business and Hiscox Insurance Company Limited.

Reporting to Hiscox UK’s CEO, Bob Thaker, Shewry has spent over 20 years in general insurance working in a variety of commercial roles. Shewry joined Hiscox in 2018 as Director of Group Finance where he led the development of the group finance function, establishing new processes and capabilities before becoming CFO for Hiscox UK on an interim basis in September this year.

Since taking on the role, Shewry has played an important part in continuing to assess Hiscox UK’s ongoing Covid-19 exposures while successfully completing the business’ 2021 financial planning process.

Commenting on Shewry’s appointment, Bob Thaker says: “Tom has already demonstrated strong leadership of Hiscox UK’s finance organisation during a challenging period. He brings deep and valuable experience to the role of CFO and is a welcome addition to our management team as we continue to grow the business while focusing on delivering great service to our customers and brokers.” 


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About the Hiscox Group

Hiscox is a global specialist insurer, headquartered in Bermuda and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:HSX). Our ambition is to be a respected specialist insurer with a diverse portfolio by product and geography. We believe that building balance between catastrophe-exposed business and less volatile local specialty business gives us opportunities for profitable growth throughout the insurance cycle.

The Hiscox Group employs over 3,400 people in 14 countries, and has customers worldwide. Through the retail businesses in the UK, Europe, Asia and the USA, we offer a range of specialist insurance for professionals and business customers as well as homeowners. Internationally traded, bigger ticket business and reinsurance is underwritten through Hiscox London Market and Hiscox Re & ILS.

Our values define our business, with a focus on people, courage, ownership and integrity. We pride ourselves on being true to our word and our award-winning claims service is testament to that. For more information, visit www.hiscoxgroup.com.


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