Hiscox marine director Mike Southgate has passed away

Hiscox has announced that Mike Southgate, divisional director for marine, energy and specialty, has passed away.

He had been divisional director at Hiscox syndicate since February 2020, having previously spent nearly four years at Canopius Syndicate 4444 as global head of marine, energy and engineering.

He had previously worked with Montpelier Syndicate 5151, Swiss Re and GE Insurance, having begun his underwriting career as a hull underwriter with Stuyrge Syndicate 206 in 1980. He joined Hiscox in February 2020

Hiscox said, without providing further details, that it was “deeply saddened” by Southgate’s passing.

“Mike has made a significant contribution to the insurance industry and will be deeply missed by his colleagues and friends,” the company went on to state. “Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time, and we offer them our heartfelt condolences.”

Southgate’s more than four-decade career spanned years spent at Canopius, Montpelier Syndicate, Swiss Re, GE Insurance, Aon, and Sturge Syndicate.