Hiscox USA Names Goodwin to Chief Underwriter Post

July 21, 2015

Specialty insurer Hiscox has appointed of Nicole Goodwin as chief underwriting officer for Hiscox USA. She will be based in New York City and replaces Gary Head, who will return to Hiscox’s London office to take on the newly-created role of head of Alternative Distribution for the Hiscox Group, the company said.

Goodwin will lead the portfolio of specialty risk products that includes professional errors and omissions, general liability, cyber and data security, media liability, entertainment production risks, directors and officers and management liability, crime, kidnap and ransom, terrorism and commercial property products.

Hiscox USA specializes in the needs of small and middle market businesses with less than $1 billion in annual revenue.

Goodwin first joined Hiscox in 2004 as divisional counsel to the company’s Technology Media & Telecoms Division, where she focused on products and services aimed at Fortune 250 technology and multimedia companies. Since that time she has held various roles within Hiscox, most recently serving as the head of U.S. Claims.

Prior to joining Hiscox, Goodwin practiced law in San Francisco in the areas of emerging technology, privacy and intellectual property-related risk analysis and counseling for several domestic and Lloyd’s of London- based specialty insurers, including Hiscox. She played a role in developing some of the first insurance products targeting emerging intellectual property, technology and data privacy liability nearly 20 years ago.

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