Hiscox Names New US Chief Underwriting Officer

August 1, 2019 - International specialist insurer Hiscox has announced the appointment of Megan McConnell as chief underwriting officer in the US. McConnell will be based in New York and will report to Steve Langan, CEO for Hiscox USA.

“Megan has a strong track record of success in the industry, from running a syndicate to overseeing Hiscox’s reinsurance underwriting team in London,” Langan said. “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.”

McConnell previously served as director of underwriting for Hiscox Re & ILS. Prior to joining Hiscox in 2018, she served as an active underwriter for Paraline (formerly ICAT) Syndicate 4242 and Special Purpose Arrangement 6123. She has also worked on strategic business planning for the Lloyd’s Syndicate, including their reinsurance purchasing strategy.