Ross Nottingham appointed to Chair of North America for Hiscox Re & ILS

Specialist global insurer Hiscox announces the promotion of Ross Nottingham to Chair of North America for Hiscox Re & ILS. 

Ross 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.

As Chair of North America, Ross will lead Hiscox Re's North American underwriting team and strategy. With support from a strong team in Bermuda and London, he will be responsible for building on the successful broker and client relationships the business has already established.

Ross will commence 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.

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

Ross is replacing Bevis Tetlow who has held the position since 2014. Bevis will continue to support the North American team until the end of the year when he will return to the UK to begin the next step of his career.



For further information, please contact:

Laura Barlow       [email protected]       +44(0)20 7081 4579

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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 2,700 people in 13 countries, and has customers worldwide. Through the retail businesses in the UK, Europe, Asia and the US, 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, quality, courage and excellence in execution.  We pride ourselves on being true to our word and our award-winning claims service is testament to that. For more information, visit

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