Thomas Hughes

Crisis Management - Senior Claims Underwriter

About Thomas

I am the Senior Claims Underwriter here at Hiscox for the Kidnap and Ransom class of business here at Hiscox. This is my inaugural role at Hiscox after joining from Beazley in 2022, where I spent six and a half years in the Political, Accident and Contingency claims team as Claims Manager on their Event Cancellation portfolio. Now, my primary focus is the handling of the Kidnap and Ransom and Security Incident Response claims underwritten by our global underwriting teams, working closely with our exclusive response providers, Control Risks. Outside of Hiscox I sit as chairperson of the International Underwriting Association for Contingency, Life Accident and Health Claims Committee, a group dedicated to connecting the London insurance market on pertinent issues of these classes of business.

In my free time I like to spend it with my young family, and wherever possible play any sport with a ball required, primarily Rugby. I have a keen passion for Formula One, but happy to sit in the stands and spectate.


We are dedicated to providing a fair claims service to all of our customers wherever they are and however hard it may be. At Hiscox we are committed to doing the right thing.

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