Hank Watkins was previously at Marsh and HRH

Lloyd’s has appointed Hank Watkins as its new president for North America.

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

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. He 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.”

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.”

Watkins has a degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He is married with three children and lives in Connecticut.

Biography

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

Underwriter