Hiscox non-executive chairman Robert Childs has been appointed deputy chairman of Lloyd’s, the Corporation has announced.
He replaces Paul Jardine, chief experience officer of XL Catlin and CEO of Syndicate 2003, who stepped down from the deputy chairman role earlier this year after nine years on the council.
Childs will be one of three deputy chairmen of Lloyd’s, joining Simon Beale, MS Amlin’s chief underwriting officer and Andy Haste, chairman of Wonga Group.
Childs began his career at Hiscox in 1986, serving as active underwriter of the carrier’s Lloyd’s Syndicate 33 between 1993 and 2005.
He founded Hiscox Bermuda in 2005 and was chairman of Hiscox USA. He was first elected to the Council of Lloyd's in 2012 as the nominated representative of an external member. He became Hiscox chairman in 2013.
Commenting on the appointment, recently instated Lloyd’s Chairman Bruce Carnegie-Brown said: “This is an excellent appointment both for the Council and the market."
“Rob brings with him vast experience of the sector in London, the United States and Bermuda which means he has a keen understanding of the challenges the market faces, but also of its strengths and what Lloyd’s can do to help it thrive and be successful. I look forward to working with him closely over the coming years.”