Samantha Newman is the Regional Manager for Hiscox's Maidenhead office. In her spare time, Sam is taxi-driver to two teenagers, is a regular theatre-goer, and confesses to a secret passion for Marillion!
Matthew Webb is our Group Head of Cyber Security at Hiscox. Inspired by his father, who had built up his own independent insurance brokerage in their home town Tunbridge Wells, Matthew also took the leap into the world of insurance and has focused on products for commercial enterprises ever since.
Kate Markham is the Managing Director of Hiscox UK Direct. She started her career at Accenture as a Strategy Consultant, working across a number of sectors including the Pharmaceutical and Communications/High Tech industries for four years. This then led to 12 years at Vodafone where she held a number of roles including business development, marketing, commercial and general management. Kate left Vodafone in 2012 to join Hiscox as Head of the UK Direct Business and has since been promoted to Managing Director of the UK Direct Business. Outside of work she spends most of her time trying to keep up with her two children, while also trying to squeeze an occasional run in through the countryside.
Alan Thomas is a small business expert at Hiscox, advising technology and media SMEs. He says: “Entrepreneurs fascinate me because they bring ideas to life. I work with them every day so I hear a lot about the challenges they face and I want to share that knowledge to help other SMEs succeed.”
Annabel Venner is Global Brand Director at Hiscox, and a member of The Marketing Society and Financial Service Forum. An ambition of hers is to build her own house and her alternative career path would have been to be a pilot in the RAF. Previously Annabel spent nine years at Coca-Cola working across a number of brands including; Coke, Diet Coke and Coke Zero, Powerade and Oasis.
Ronnie Brown is Group Digital Manager at Hiscox. He moved into digital in 1999 as he was fascinated with new technology and its effects on human behaviour, particularly in marketing where he’s always worked. He tries desperately to keep his geeky tendencies at bay but always gives himself away at some point. He’s spent time both agency (Outside Line, WEMS & Quirk) and client side (EMI Records, Reed Exhibitions) and has been a member of the IAB Social Media Council for the last 3 years.
Rosie is a commercial underwriter, and specialises in insurance for small businesses and professionals. She is based in London, but makes frequent visits to our Glasgow office. Rosie studied in Cambridge, and wrote her masters' dissertation on visual culture, dress, and the Northern European Renaissance. She particularly likes working with clients in professional creative industries such as technology, marketing and communications as she is interested in design, brands, and style. 'Working with start-ups is particularly fascinating as they are always so passionate about their ideas and their vision. It's great to see good ideas come to life.'