HSB, a specialist engineering and technology insurer, has appointed Mathew Prentice as its new cyber product lead.
Based in Birmingham, he will report to underwriting strategy manager Andy Bazley, and will be responsible for the development and implementation of the group’s underwriting strategy for the computer and cyber account.
Prentice reportedly has a wealth of experience as an underwriter and “possesses a great deal of knowledge in his specialist area of cyber insurance”.
In his new role, he will be focused on the overall underwriting strategy for HSB’s computer and cyber portfolio and the growth of the account as part of HSB’s strategic priorities.
Prentice was promoted from his previous role of senior underwriter at HSB, having joined the company as an underwriter in 2014 from Aviva.
Stephen Morris, underwriting director, HSB, said: “We are delighted to appoint Mathew as our cyber/computer product lead. In a rapidly changing and expanding market, computer and cyber insurance is an important strategic part of our offering.
“Mat’s specialist knowledge and front-line underwriting experience will ensure that we continue to have a strong focus on these specialist products as part of our portfolio.”