Hiscox Re & ILS names new North America chair

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Hiscox Re & ILS names new North America chair

Specialist global insurer Hiscox has announced the promotion of Ross Nottingham to chair of North America for Hiscox Re & ILS. In the role, Nottingham will lead Hiscox Re’s North American underwriting team and strategy.

Nottingham joined Hiscox Re & ILS in Bermuda in 2012 as an underwriter. He was also responsible for new product development and managing Hiscox Re broker relations. In 2014, he transferred to the UK to lead the Hiscox Re North America team in London.

Prior to joining Hiscox, Nottingham spent 12 years as a broker, including a seven-year stint at Aon Benfield, where he worked in the non-marine retrocession team in both London and Bermuda.

Nottingham will commence his new role on September 01. He will continue to be based in London, and will report to Megan McConnell, director of underwriting – London. McConnell and Adam Szakmary, director of underwriting – Bermuda, jointly lead the underwriting strategy team for Hiscox Re & ILS.

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