For more than a decade, Ben Hobby has handled losses and investigations of various scopes and sizes for insurers, lawyers and corporates across the globe.

His expertise focuses on:

  • Physical and non-physical damage business interruption
  • Loss of profits
  • Fraud & Fidelity
  • Cyber risk and system failure
  • Reinsurance investigations

Ben is a member of the cyber claims committee at the International Underwriting Association, which addresses issues relating to the handling of cyber claims in the London insurance market.

In addition, Ben has conducted accounting investigations of reinsurance treaties and binding authorities in the UK, Europe, US and Australia.

Prior to focusing his career in forensic accounting, Ben worked in internal audit and investigative roles in the industry where he gained significant experience in the review of operational processes and internal controls.

Ben Hobby

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Economics, 1997

Professional Credentials

Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales
Diploma of Chartered Insurance

Professional History

2004 – Present RGL, London, England
2002 – 2004 Grampian Country Food Group, Yorkshire, England
2001 – 2002 Pace Microtechnology Plc, Yorkshire, England
1997 – 2001 Andersen, Leeds, England

Court Experience

Ben has been involved in the preparation of expert accounting evidence and reports for trial and mediation. 

Related News and Insights

News

June 2017

Employee fraud: how should you respond to a tip-off?

Do you know what a "typical" corporate fraudster looks like? What red flags should you be looking for? And - most importantly as a risk manager - what should your first actions be if potential fraudulent activity is brought to your attention?
These were just some of the questions addressed by RGL Forensics at an Airmic Academy which delved into the serious but little-understood subject of investigating employee fraud.

Article

June 2017

WannaCry: The lessons learned for insurance

The recent WannaCry ransomware attack has put into sharp focus the daily operational risks that face both the public and private sectors. The Press spotlight in the UK was understandably on the NHS, but the effects were felt by the private sector too and the cyber insurance market has responded accordingly. Indeed, the nature of the attack – its timing (on a Friday), its geographical reach over a broad range of industries and its seeming pinpoint on older operating systems – raises various issues for cyber insurers.

Blog Post

17 Feb 2017

Disrupting Business Interruption Insurance

One of the interesting features of watching new products grow and develop is trying to predict which of the competing technologies will stand the test of time.

Blog Post

27 Oct 2016

Theresa May – Internal Audit’s Most Unlikely Champion

Over the centuries, society has developed what it considers to be acceptable standards of behaviour. Some of these have been codified into law, others are part of our moral code.