Hiscox names Kate Markham as chief executive of its London market business

Hiscox has appointed Kate Markham to the new post of chief executive of its London market business, subject to regulatory approval.   

Markham has been at Hiscox for five years and most recently was managing director of its direct to consumer operations in the UK.  In this role she led over 200 people across underwriting, sales, marketing, operations, and drove growth of 30% over 5 years, Hiscox said

Prior to Hiscox, Kate was Head of International Enterprise at Vodafone. She started her career at Anderson Consulting, now known as Accenture. 

Bronek Masojada said: “At Hiscox and Vodafone Kate has proven her ability to build profitable businesses in highly competitive markets.”

Markham will work closely with Paul Lawrence, who remains chief underwritng officer of Hiscox London Market and joint active underwriter for Syndicate 33. Markham and Lawrence will be on the Hiscox Ltd executive committee.