Lloyd’s North America appoints New President : Hank Watkins

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    Lloyd’s, the world’s leading specialist insurance market, announced today that Hank Watkins has been appointed as its new President, North America.

    Hank will be responsible for all Lloyd’s operations in the US and Canada, including offices in New York, Kentucky, Illinois, Los Angeles, Virgin Islands, Montreal and Toronto.

    He has held a range of positions in the United States and Europe at global insurers and brokers, including Chubb & Son; Barney & Barney; Johnson & Higgins; Hilb Rogal & Hobbs; and Marsh.

    Hank will be based in New York and will take up his new role on 31 August, 2009.

    Sue Langley, Director of Market Operations and North America, said:

    “I am delighted that Hank is coming on board to lead our North American operations. He has over 28 years experience in the insurance industry, as both an underwriter and broker, and understands the opportunities and challenges that the industry faces in today’s global marketplace.

    “His unique experience, fresh approach to the Lloyd’s market and mix of skills will be invaluable as we seek to develop our presence and brand in the US and Canada over the coming years.”

    Hank Watkins, said:

    “I’m excited to be joining an organisation with the rich history and global presence of Lloyd’s. The opportunity to work with experienced, enthusiastic teams on both sides of the Atlantic as we deliver the benefits of Lloyd’s Strategic Plan to our North American business partners is one I’m looking forward to.”

    1. Biography of Hank Watkins

    2008 – 2009 Preferred Concepts LLC
    Senior Vice President, Business Development

    2007 – 2008 Marsh USA
    Managing Director, Middle Market Leader
    New York Metro Partnership

    2007 – 2007 Hilb Rogal & Hobbs (HRH)
    President, HRH of Connecticut
    Vice President, Northeast Regional Director

    1994 – 2002 Marsh & McLennan
    Senior Vice President
    Client Executive, Middle Market & Risk Management

    1989 – 1994 Johnson & Higgins
    Vice President, International Department

    1988 – 1989 Barney & Barney
    Commercial Lines Producer

    1981 – 1988 Chubb & Son