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
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.”