London, 3 December 2007: City of London based niche household specialist Plum Underwriting has made two senior appointments. David Whitaker and Toby Daley have been appointed as underwriting manager and underwriter respectively. Both have moved across from Hiscox to take up their new roles.
David worked at Hiscox for ten years, where he held the position of head of underwriting for mid net worth household across both the intermediary and direct channels. Before joining Hiscox and its schemes division in 1997 he worked with United Friendly General for seven years having begun his insurance career there in 1990.
Toby worked at Hiscox for 11 years. On his departure he held the position of senior household underwriter. Prior to Hiscox, he gained extensive household and schemes underwriting experience at the Economic and before that he was at the Royal where his insurance career began 1988.
Plum is part of independent underwriting and broking group Somerville PLC. Chairman Andrew Cross said: We are always pleased to welcome first rate talent and experience to the Somerville Group. David and Toby are high caliber specialists who are definitely the right people to take Plum through the next phase of its development and beyond.
For further information please contact:
Richard Adams (T) 020 7623 2368
FWD — PR for Somerville Group (M) 07882 140722
Ian Barrett (T) 020 7623 2368
FWD — PR for Somerville Group (M) 07798 898277