Hiscox UK taps Aviva for new chief distribution officer
Hiscox UK, a subsidiary of Bermuda-based Hiscox, has appointed Gareth Hemming as its new chief distribution officer.
Hemming, who was most recently chief distribution officer at Aviva, will be responsible for the trading strategy to drive profitable growth with brokers, he will lead the broker trading teams across the UK, including the regional operations, schemes and art & private clients.
Hemming will be based in Manchester and will report to Jon Dye, Hiscox UK CEO, and will be a member of the Hiscox UK Leadership Team.
Dye said: “Gareth is an accomplished leader and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role. He has a track record of delivering commercial performance, leading businesses through change and creating highly effective teams. His in-depth industry knowledge and established broker relationships will help us further improve our broker distribution and deliver against our growth ambitions”.
Hemming commented: “I’m excited to be joining Hiscox at such an important time in their growth journey. The business has a clear ambition, a fantastic team, good momentum and strong values. I look forward to working with the team and building on their success to date.”
Hiscox UK has recently launched several initiatives including a new broker e-trading platform and the Underwriting Academy. In September, Hiscox will launch a new brand marketing campaign in the UK – the first since 2018 – before a global roll-out in 2024.