New North America chair at Hiscox Re & ILS


Hiscox has announced that Ross Nottingham has been promoted to the post of chair of North America for Hiscox Re & ILS.

Nottingham joined the Hiscox Re & ILS team in Bermuda in early 2012 as an underwriter. He was also responsible for new product development and managing broker relations for Hiscox Re. In 2014, he relocated to the UK to lead the North America team in London. Prior to Hiscox, he spent 12 years as a broker, including seven years at Aon Benfield where he worked in the non-marine retrocession team in both London and Bermuda.

The company said that as chair of North America, Nottingham will lead Hiscox Re's North American underwriting team and strategy and that with support from Bermuda and London, he will be responsible for building on the successful broker and client relationships the business has already established.

Nottingham will start in his new role from 1 September 2018 and will continue to be based in London. He will report to Megan McConnell, director of underwriting – London, who alongside Adam Szakmary, director of underwriting – Bermuda, jointly lead the underwriting strategy for Hiscox Re & ILS.

“Ross’s valuable market insight and eye for innovation are exactly what we need to continue the success of our North American book,” said Mike Krefta, Hiscox Re & ILS chief executive officer. “He has a very strong track record of success at Hiscox Re & ILS and I’m delighted he is stepping into the role.”

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