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Hiscox strengthens UK technology & media team

Hiscox, a Bermuda-based specialist insurer, has strengthened its UK technology and media team by appointing Jiveen Lal as new senior technology and media underwriter for North and Matthew Webb as senior technology and media underwriter for South.

Lal and Webb will report to Alan Thomas, UK & Ireland – head of technology and media, and will focus on providing a full range of insurance cover to businesses of all sizes in the technology and media sectors.

Lal, who will be based in Hiscox’s Manchester office, will also support the company’s Glasgow and Leeds offices.

Lal will join from Chubb where he covered life science risks. Prior to this, he underwrote professional indemnity and technology products at AIG (Chartis).

Webb, who will be based in Colchester and will also support the Maidenhead and Birmingham offices. He has been with Hiscox since joining as a contingency underwriter in 2005 after previously working for a Lloyd’s broker.

Most recently, Webb has been writing professional indemnity risks within Hiscox’s commercial division in London.

Thomas said the appointments of Jiveen and Matthew will develop the regional underwriting capability and further enhance the reputation in the technology and media sectors.