Hiscox strengthens UK entity boards with three new Non Executive Director appointments

London, UK (23 June 2021) Specialist global insurer Hiscox has strengthened the existing Board-level expertise within its two UK legal entities with the appointment of three new Independent Non Executive Directors. James Illingworth will sit on the Board of Hiscox Syndicates Ltd (HSL), which oversees the insurer’s globally traded specialty (re) insurance lines, while Mark Cliff and Jane Hayes will both join the Board of Hiscox Insurance Company (HIC), which oversees its UK Retail operations.

Mark has over 35 years’ industry experience, and has held a number of senior industry and trade body roles during this time. He will take up his appointment on 1 July 2021. 

James and Jane both have immense underwriting expertise; with James bringing 36 years’ industry experience and Jane nearly 40 years’ of running insurance portfolios in all segments.  They will take up their appointments on 23 June and 1 July 2021, respectively.

Robert Childs, Hiscox Group Chairman, commented: “We will benefit immensely from Mark, James and Jane’s knowledge of the market, underwriting and distribution expertise, as we continue to pursue growth in UK Retail and realise the opportunities that exist in our big-ticket lines. These appointments bolster our existing senior expertise and it is always pleasing to attract this calibre of experience to our UK Boards.” 

These appointments were made through an open, fair and rigorous external selection process and are subject to regulatory consent.   


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Hiscox Ltd

Carmel McCarthy               07769 280903                 [email protected]

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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 3,000 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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