Hiscox appoints new cargo underwriting lead

Global insurer Hiscox has appointed Aimee Nolan to head its London Market cargo underwriting team. As Cargo Line Underwriter, Nolan will be based in Hiscox’s London office reporting to Mike Southgate, Divisional Director for Marine, Energy and Specialty.

Nolan, who had been Deputy Head of Cargo at Canopius since 2016, also spent four years as Senior Underwriter at Amlin, as well as having broking roles with Glencairn Ltd and Aon. Nolan was elected as a member of the International Cargo Insurance Conference committee (ICIC) in January 2019.

Nolan will manage a cargo team of four underwriters, with additional support in pricing and exposure management.

Southgate said that Nolan had “already made a big name for herself amongst the next generation of leading underwriters coming through and is well respected by brokers and clients alike. With a broking background to add to her extensive underwriting experience, she has deep insight into the client perspective which will be hugely valuable to us as we continue to build on Hiscox’s reputation in the cargo arena.”

Nolan said that “Hiscox has re-established itself in the cargo insurance market in recent years and I’m excited to help take the team to the next level. We know it’s been a tough risk landscape for cargo clients and we’re committed to partnering with them and their brokers to develop the best risk solutions.”