Global insurer and reinsurer Hiscox has announced the appointment of Megan McConnell as Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) in the US, based in New York and reporting to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hiscox USA, Steve Langan.
McConnell most recently served as the Director of Underwriting for Hiscox Re & ILS, having joined the firm in 2018. In her new role, she will lead the underwriting strategy and execution across the firm’s portfolio of specialty risk solutions in the U.S.
Langan commented: “Megan has a strong track record of success in the industry, from running a Syndicate to overseeing Hiscox’s reinsurance underwriting team in London.
“Her strong leadership abilities and extensive expertise in driving product development and business growth will be a strong asset to our operations in the US.”
Before joining Hiscox, she was Active Underwriter of Paraline Syndicate 4242 and Special Purpose Arrangement 6123. She worked for Paraline for 12 years, and during her tenure built up a commercial and personal lines insurance business and managed portfolios from a pricing, underwriting, operations, marketing and distribution perspective.