Move sees a raft of internal promotions including Steve Langan who will head up Hiscox UK and Europe

Hiscox has made several promotions as it combines its UK and Europe business into one unit.

Hiscox UK and Europe will be led by Steve Langan, who was previously the UK and Ireland managing director. 

Pierre-Olivier Desaulle will continue as managing director of Hiscox Europe, supported by his existing management team and will report to Langan under the new structure.

Ross Dingwall has also been promoted from UK sales director to managing director of the UK broker business.

In addition, Alan Thomas will move from head of intermediary distribution to sales director and will be responsible for the insurer’s regional business.

Langan said: “We’ve had some real successes with our UK business and see huge potential not only for further growth in the UK but also where we operate in Europe. 

“Our focus on great underwriting, superb service and developing a powerful brand continues, but with this new structure and several key promotions I believe we will be even better positioned to face the challenges and realise the opportunities.” 

Dingwall added: “Throughout my 13 years with Hiscox I’ve worked closely with our core UK broker partners and in this new role I’m looking forward to building deeper relationships with them. Now is an interesting time for UK insurance so I am excited to get closer to the challenge of growing our UK business.”

The finance, claims and HR support functions for UK and Europe will also share leadership within the new structure. 

UK finance director David Bailey, head of UK claims Bob Thaker and UK HR director Helen Bennett will each broaden out their UK remit to include Europe.