London, UK (26 June, 2023) – Hiscox, the specialist global insurer, has appointed Chris Loake as the Group’s Chief Information Officer. He will be based in London and report to Stéphane Flaquet, Group Chief Operations and Technology Officer.
Chris joins from C. Hoare & Co, where he was Chief Technology and Operations Officer with responsibility for implementing a number of critical changes in the bank’s digital infrastructure. He has over 20 years of technology experience and has led teams across a wide range of organisations including Close Brothers and Experian.
In his new role, Chris will drive the Group’s global technology strategy enabling Hiscox’s overall business ambition to drive technical excellence and deliver superb service to customers.
Commenting on his appointment, Stéphane said: “I’m looking forward to working with Chris when he joins later in the year. We will benefit from his proven track record of strategic delivery and leadership skills. Chris will lead an already strong team of 350 IT professionals, delivering innovative solutions for our customers and ensuring we make the most of the opportunities ahead.”
Chris added: “I look forward to joining at such an exciting time, as Hiscox uses technology as a source of competitive advantage, to evolve and improve the customer experience.”
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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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