Ralph Hiscox

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Ralph Hiscox CBE (1907–1970) was an Underwriter at Lloyd’s of London, a founding partner of Roberts & Hiscox in 1946, and the chairman of Lloyd's of London 1967–68.[1]

Hiscox served in the RAF from 1939 to 1945, during World War II. He was awarded the military OBE and twice mentioned in dispatches. He ended as Group Captain of 600 City of London Auxilary (night-fighter) squadron.[citation needed]

He was awarded a CBE for services to the insurance industry in 1969.[2]

After Hiscox's sudden death in 1970, the other co-founder, Anthony Roberts, moved aside, and Hiscox's son Robert Hiscox took over. Robert remained the chairman of Hiscox for 43 years.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Ralph Hiscox - Person - National Portrait Gallery". Npg.org.uk. 26 December 2016. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  2. ^ "The Marcus Scriven profile: Robert Hiscox". The Insurance Insider. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Hiscox Partners | Hiscox Corporate". Hiscoxgroup.com. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  4. ^ Vallance, Charles (31 March 2013). "Hiscox boss on why risk is not a dirty word". Telegraph. Retrieved 28 February 2017.