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Specialist global insurer Hiscox has appointed Stéphane Flaquet as the group’s chief operating officer, effective Sept. 1, 2022 and subject to regulatory consents.

Flaquet has been with Hiscox since 2010 and held a number of senior roles across the group. He initially joined Hiscox as chief operating officer for Hiscox Europe, before moving on to become group IT director in 2012 and then chief executive officer for Hiscox Europe between 2016 and 2021. He is currently group chief transformation officer and interim chief executive officer for Hiscox UK.

In his new role, Flaquet will oversee a number of critical central functions including group claims, group IT, property services, procurement and group marketing to ensure the continued effective and efficient delivery of core services. He will be a member of the group executive committee and report to Hiscox Group CEO Aki Hussain.

“As Stéphane takes on this new role for the group, we will benefit enormously from his institutional knowledge, having run a number of Hiscox business areas. With a focus on driving process maturity, continued digital transformation and service excellence, Stéphane will play an important part in ensuring we continue to build a better business that delivers for our customers,” commented Hussain.


CoreLogic announced that Patrick Dodd has been appointed president and chief executive officer. He was named interim CEO in January 2022.

Dodd replaces Frank Martell, who has assumed the position of non-executive chairman of the CoreLogic board.

Dodd previously served as the company’s chief operating and growth officer. He will continue to serve on the company’s board of directors.

Prior to joining CoreLogic in September 2020, Dodd was with NielsenIQ and, before that, Nielsen, where during his 27 years he served as president of international markets and president of growth markets among other positions.


Ledgebrook, a tech-enabled E&S MGA, has named Steve Mills as president, E&S.

Mills previously served as president, E&S, at The Hanover Insurance Group. He joins Ledgebrook with 30+ years of industry experience spanning numerous distribution channels and segments including large account casualty, facultative reinsurance, and excess & surplus lines.

“I’m beyond thrilled to welcome Steve to the Ledgebrook family,” said Founder & CEO Gage Caligaris. “Scaling profitable E&S businesses is nothing new for him, but armed with Ledgebrook’s industry-leading technology the sky’s the limit for what Steve and his underwriting organization can achieve.”