"When the time comes, I will leave knowing that Hiscox is in great shape with huge opportunities ahead of it"
Childs informed the Board of his intention to retire following a long career at the firm. He joined Hiscox in 1986, serving as the Active Underwriter of the Hiscox Lloyd’s Syndicate 33 between 1993 and 2005, and was the Group’s Chief Underwriting Officer until February 2013.
Colin Keogh, Senior Independent Director, said: "During his tenure, Rob has made an invaluable contribution to the success of the Group, and on behalf of the Board I would like to sincerely thank him for his wise counsel and leadership."
Aki Hussain, CEO, added: "Rob has been instrumental in building Hiscox into a respected global brand and has navigated the business expertly through many insurance cycles. His extensive knowledge of both Hiscox and the industry has benefitted the company immeasurably."
Robert Childs said: "It has been a privilege to lead the Board and be part of Hiscox's journey over the past 37 years. Hiscox has a strong management team and is well-positioned to grow and deliver for customers around the world. When the time comes, I will leave knowing that Hiscox is in great shape with huge opportunities ahead of it."