Professional indemnity insurance provider announces appointments

One specialist commercial insurance provider has recently announced two new appointments in order to strengthen their UK Technology and Media team.

Business insurance specialists Hiscox have appointed Jiveen Lal its new North Senior Technology & Media Underwriter.  Likewise the insurer’s South region Senior Technology & Media Underwriter has been announced to be Matthew Webb.  Both Mr Webb and Mr Lal well be reporting to Hiscox’s Technology & Media head for Ireland and the UK Alan Thomas. Together both new appointees will be focusing on media and technology companies with a full range of business liability insurance.

Slated to be based out of the Manchester offices of Hiscox, Mr Lal will additionally support the firm’s Leeds and Glasgow offices as well.  Prior to joining Hiscox Mr Lal worked for Chubb in covering life science risks.  The newly appointed underwriter also has experience in the underwriting of technology and professional indemnity products from his time at AIG (Chartis).

Mr Webb will be based in Hiscox’ Colchester office and will additionally provide support to the firm’s Birmingham and Maidenhead offices.  Originally joining Hiscox in 2005 as a contingency underwriter, Mr Webb is a transfer from Hiscox’s London commercial division where he had been a professional indemnity risks writer.

Mr Thomas commented on the two new appointments, stating that the two new underwriters will continue to develop Hiscox’s underwriting capability at the regional level while further enhancing the firm’s reputation in the media and technology sectors.

Mr Thomas also stated that in light of the specialist nature of the two sectors, Hiscox has continued to make significant investments to ensure the firm remains a leading insurer in regards to helping media and technology businesses manage and understand their risks successfully.

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