Hiscox Announces Two Senior Appointments to Field and Underwriting Management Teams
New York, NY, Nov. 12, 2018 -- Hiscox, the internationalist specialist insurer, announced today the additions of D.J. Postles and Audrey Lau to senior roles on its US field and underwriting management teams.
Postles, based in Atlanta, joins Hiscox as a Regional Executive for the Southeast and will report to Robert Gadaleta, Head of Field for Hiscox in the US, effective November 15. He holds 17 years of industry experience and most recently served as a Senior Vice President and the Head of the US East Region for Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. Postles received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and government from Hamilton College and his Master of Business Administration degree in finance from Fordham University.
Lau joins Hiscox as the Architects & Engineers Product Head and will report to David Egosi, Head of Professional Risks for Hiscox in the US, effective November 12. Based in Dallas, she brings 13 years of experience in underwriting construction professional liability insurance to the firm, having previously served as Product Manager for AIG Lexington. Lau received both her Bachelor of Science degree in communications and marketing and Master of Science degree in international affairs from New York University.
In the US, Hiscox provides a variety of specialty risk solutions, including a broad spectrum of E&O, GL, cyber and data security, media liability, management liability, crime, kidnap & ransom, terrorism and commercial property insurance products.
In the US, Hiscox is headquartered in New York, NY, with offices in Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Chesapeake, VA; Dallas, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Phoenix, AZ; San Francisco, CA and White Plains, NY.
Hiscox is a global specialist insurer, headquartered in Bermuda and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:HSX). Our ambition is to be a respected specialist insurer with a diverse portfolio by product and geography. We believe that building balance between catastrophe-exposed business and less volatile local specialty business gives us opportunities for profitable growth throughout the insurance cycle. It’s a long-standing strategy which in 2017 saw the business deliver a profit before tax (excluding foreign exchange) of £93.6 million despite reserving net $225 million for claims in the most costly year ever for natural catastrophes.
The Hiscox Group employs over 2,700 people in 14 countries, and has customers worldwide. Through the retail businesses in the UK, Europe, Asia and the US, we offer a range of specialist insurance for professionals and business customers as well as homeowners. Internationally traded, bigger ticket business and reinsurance is underwritten through Hiscox London Market and Hiscox Re & ILS.
Our values define our business, with a focus on people, quality, courage and excellence in execution. We pride ourselves on being true to our word and our award-winning claims service is testament to that. This information is neither intended nor should be construed to be a solicitation for the purchase of insurance by any US person or entity. For further information visit www.hiscox.com.
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