Hiscox appoints new Head of Media for UK and Ireland
London (30th July 2015) – Specialist global insurer Hiscox has announced the appointment of James Brady as its new Head of Media for UK and Ireland.
James has worked at Hiscox since 2007 and held a number of different roles across the UK business. Having initially worked as an Art and Private Client underwriter, both in Glasgow and London, he went on to specialise in Technology, Media and Telecoms before moving into a Senior Development Underwriter role in Manchester and, most recently, a Regional Manager role in Maidenhead.
Based in London and reporting to Group Head of Hiscox Media, Entertainment and Events, Suzy Kemble, James will be instrumental in maintaining the team’s market-leading position – leveraging his breadth of skills, experience and regional relationships to drive profitable growth.
Suzy commented: “This year marks 20 years of media at Hiscox and over that time we have developed a market-leading proposition as well as a specialised media claims handling team which truly sets us apart. James has an important part to play in helping us build on that experience. His deep understanding of our UK business and our media book means he is well placed to drive forward this important line of business for us.”
Hiscox has been providing commercial insurance for the media sector since 1995, and now insures more than 9,000 businesses across the UK and Ireland – ranging from bloggers to some of the largest broadcasters in the world. It offers commercial policies that are specifically tailored for media companies, advertising, media buying, PR or graphic design agencies, publishers and broadcasters and is able to provide professional indemnity, specialist media combined, cyber and data, personal accident, Director’s and Officer’s, event cancellation and crisis containment cover. Hiscox is also able to offer market-leading contingency based coverages such as advertising agent’s indemnity, commercial producer’s indemnity and death and disgrace.
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Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, is headquartered in Bermuda and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:HSX). There are three main underwriting divisions in the Group - Hiscox London Market, Hiscox Re and Hiscox Retail (which includes Hiscox UK and Europe, Hiscox Guernsey, Hiscox USA and subsidiary brand, DirectAsia). Hiscox underwrites internationally traded, bigger ticket business and reinsurance through Hiscox Re and Hiscox London Market. Through its retail businesses in the UK, Europe and the US Hiscox offers a range of specialist insurance for professionals and business customers, as well as homeowners.