Hiscox names new heads in claims, underwriting and risk

Bronek Masojada Hiscox

Hiscox has completed a triple hire in the UK, appointing Bob Thaker as head of UK claims, Joanne Musselle as chief underwriting officer for Hiscox UK and Ireland, and Penny Shaw as chief risk officer.  

Thaker will become head of UK claims at the end of July and succeeds Musselle following her promotion to chief underwriting officer. Thaker joined Hiscox two years ago as head of central analysis.

Musselle joined Hiscox in April 2002 as a technical underwriting manager.

Shaw is joining Hiscox from ACE to succeed Thaker as chief risk officer in early August. At ACE she was the European group head of risk management & capital and Solvency II.

Hiscox chief executive Bronek Masojada said: “Bob’s dedication to the development of our risk framework has been indispensable over recent years. I am delighted that Bob will be adding his analytical and strategic capabilities to the UK business.   

“The Hiscox brand is underpinned by an award winning claims service – at its essence is our expertise and customer care, and Joanne has been critical to its continuing success. This experience coupled with her technical underwriting skills, will be invaluable in her new role as chief underwriting officer for Hiscox UK and Ireland.  

“Penny has a wealth of experience in driving improvements in risk management, we are very excited to have her on board.”