Mike Williams takes on role of Managing Director, Hiscox Guernsey

St Peter Port Guernsey (21 February 2022) – Hiscox Ltd (LSE:HSX), the international specialist insurer, has announced Mike Williams, Divisional Director of Crisis Management, has been appointed to the role of Managing Director, Hiscox Guernsey.

Williams, who is based in Guernsey, takes on the role from Steve Camm who will continue as a Non Executive Director for Hiscox Guernsey. He leads an existing team of underwriting and claims professionals with nearly 200 years of cumulative experience in delivering specialist insurance services for both corporate and private clients ranging from kidnap and ransom insurance through to insurance for fine art collections and classic cars. Williams has held several senior roles across Hiscox London Market over the last 11 years including Major Property Line Underwriter, Director of Specialty, and most recently Director of Crisis Management.

Jeremy Pinchin, Chairman, Hiscox Insurance Company (Guernsey), commented: “Mike has established an impressive reputation both within Hiscox and with our key partners and clients. His leadership, passion and commitment have been instrumental in driving growth and I look forward to working closely with him.”

Mike added: “Hiscox has an unrivalled history in crisis management, particularly when it comes to paying claims. With the support of Control Risks, Hiscox has responded to more than 5,800 special risk cases in 147 countries and has the financial strength, expertise and relationships to continue to serve our customers around the world.”

Since launching its crisis management services in 1996, Hiscox has built a market leading reputation for protecting businesses and individuals from global security risks such as kidnapping, extortion, detention and piracy through to war, terrorism and political violence and product recall. With operations across the UK, Europe and  the USA, Hiscox has supported clients with crises around the world including high-risk areas in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Hiscox works exclusively with leading specialist risk consultancy Control Risks who have 36 local offices on the ground in high-risk locations around the world. 



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Notes to editors

About Mike Williams

Mike is the Managing Director of Hiscox Guernsey, as well as the Divisional Director for Crisis Management within Hiscox London Market.

Mike originally joined Hiscox in 2004 working in the retail business, specifically the Art and Private Client division, before leaving to join Lancashire Insurance Company in 2007. He moved to Lloyd's market with Pembroke Syndicate 4000 in 2010 and Hardy Syndicate 382 in 2012.  He returned to Hiscox in 2013, working primarily in property and specialty lines.

About Hiscox Crisis Management

Hiscox Crisis Management brings together the different teams from across the Hiscox Group that focus on personal accident, product recall, terrorism and special risks, including kidnap and ransom, private client fine art and classic cars. Led from Guernsey, the division includes teams in London and USA. This allows us to provide better service and up-to-the-minute products to corporate and personal customers in the increasingly volatile world in which we live and work.

Hiscox works exclusively with leading crisis management consultancy Control Risks – combining insurance, security and crisis management expertise to protect our clients. Hiscox clients benefit from Control Risks’ renowned experience and global presence; with local offices on the ground in high-risk locations around the world. Hiscox now provides over half of the world's kidnap and ransom insurance.

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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