Hiscox appoints new Head of Direct Commercial in the UK

 London, UK (11 March 2021) – Specialist global insurer Hiscox today announces the appointment of Isha Patel to Head of Direct Commercial within Hiscox UK.

Isha joined Hiscox in 2013 and since then her experience has spanned operations, finance and sales with roles in both the Hiscox Retail business units (Hiscox UK and DirectAsia) and Hiscox London Market. In 2018, she was appointed regional manager for Colchester before being promoted to area director for the South in 2020.

The direct commercial division offers tailored commercial cover direct to small and medium sized businesses, with a focus on white collar industries such as management consultancy, graphic design and technology.     

In her new role, Isha will lead a team spanning Operations, Marketing and Underwriting, whose focus will be on further strengthening the division’s digital capabilities and the continued improvement of the customer journey.

Isha will be based in York and report to Ross Dingwall, Hiscox UK’s Distribution Director.

Commenting on the appointment, Ross said: “The breadth of Isha’s experience at Hiscox made her the stand-out candidate to drive our direct commercial business forward. This is a fast-paced and growing area of the business, to which she will be well suited. Isha has progressed quickly at Hiscox thanks to her ability to adapt and deliver, and I’m excited to see direct commercial continue to evolve under her leadership.”


For further information please contact:

Hiscox Ltd

Katie Bergin                        +44 (0) 20 7448 6459                   [email protected]

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 3,000 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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