Hamilton, Bermuda (17 May 2022) – Specialist global insurer Hiscox today announces the appointment of Nicola Grant as the Group’s new Chief HR Officer, effective 1 September 2022 and subject to regulatory consents.
In her new role, Nicola will be based in London, reporting to Group CEO Aki Hussain, and join the Group Executive Committee. Nicola will drive the Group’s people strategy and lead its team of 90 HR professionals around the world. This will include oversight of its HR policies and procedures, in order to attract, retain and develop great people to support the next phase of the Group’s growth. She replaces Amanda Brown, who will retire in June after 15 years at Hiscox.
Nicola has over 20 years’ HR experience gained across the UK, USA and Europe – most recently being based in Amsterdam. This includes 17 years at ING Group in a range of Group and business division roles, where she oversaw HR transformation, redesign of the business models for analytics and innovation, and enhanced succession planning while championing diversity and equity.
Aki commented: “Nicola will be a great addition to our Executive Team, bringing fresh perspective and thinking to our plans and ambitions. As a global business, Nicola’s multi-market experience really appealed to Hiscox, and as we continue to enhance our employee proposition this year I’m excited to work closely with her to further cement our position as an employer of choice within the insurance sector.”
Nicola added: “Hiscox is a financial services brand that I’ve admired for some time so I’m incredibly excited to be coming on board. I’ve always been impressed by Hiscox’s distinctiveness and I can’t wait to contribute to that through how we attract and retain great people.”
For further information please contact:
Carmel McCarthy 07769 280903
Notes to editors
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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