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Hiscox appoints Miranthis (PartnerRe), Huerlimann (Zurich), Goodwin (QBE) to Board

31st July 2017 - Author: Steve Evans

Insurance and reinsurance group Hiscox has named three very senior industry leaders to the Board of Hiscox Ltd., adding significant global expertise.

Hiscox logoThe new additions to the Hiscox Board are ex-PartnerRe CEO Costas Miranthis, ex-Zurich Global Corporate CEO Thomas Huerlimann and ex-QBE insurance Asia CEO Michael Goodwin.

All three will join the Hiscox Ltd Board as Independent Non Executive Directors from the 16th November 2017.

Chairman of Hiscox Robert Childs commented on the appointments; “Michael Goodwin has valuable experience from the Asia Pacific region, gained not only during his time as Asia Pacific CEO at QBE insurance but also as Vice President of the General Insurance Association of Singapore. Thomas Huerlimann brings important leadership experience, most recently as CEO of Zurich Global Corporate. Costas Miranthis is based in Bermuda and has extensive reinsurance experience from his time as President and CEO at Partner Re.

“We will benefit from their impressive insurance industry experience, covering some of our key geographies (Bermuda, Asia and Europe) and I look forward to working with them alongside the rest of the Board.”

The trio of new Board directors replace and add to two retirees.

Ernst Jansen and Gunnar Stokholm will retire from the Board with effect from 16 November 2017 as they have both served their nine years, after which they can no longer be deemed independent.

“Ernst and Gunnar have both provided a significant contribution to the Board over the years and I would like to thank them for their wisdom and insight which will be sorely missed,” Childs commented.

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