Hiscox appoints Ryan Barker as Chief Technology Officer for Hiscox Re & ILS

Hamilton, Bermuda (30 August 2023) – Hiscox Re & ILS, the reinsurance and insurance linked securities arm of specialist global insurer Hiscox, has appointed Ryan Barker as its new Chief Technology Officer. 

Ryan will join on 2 October and will be responsible for driving all aspects of the business’ technology strategy. Based in London, he will become a member of the Hiscox Re & ILS leadership team and will report to Kathleen Reardon, CEO of Hiscox Re & ILS.

Ryan joins from the Reinsurance Group of America, where as Head of Information Technology for EMEA he has delivered significant technology change programmes over several years. Ryan brings nearly 20 years of information technology experience to the role.

Katheen Reardon, CEO Hiscox Re & ILS, commented: “Technology is foundational for our business success and therefore it is a key priority for us. I am thrilled to have Ryan join Hiscox Re & ILS, where his extensive experience in technology leadership will enhance our existing technology team.”

Ryan added: “I am excited to be joining the technology team at Hiscox Re & ILS and I am looking forward to working with the organisation as they deliver on the business’ vision of being one team, unlocking capital, embracing risk.”


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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 products in commercial and personal lines. 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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