Lloyd’s of London announced today that Hank Watkins has been appointed as its new president, North America. Starting August 31, he will be responsible for all of Lloyd’s operations in the United States and Canada, including offices in New York, Kentucky, Illinois, Los Angeles, Virgin Islands and Montreal. Watkins will be based in the New York office.

“I’m excited to be joining an organization with the rich history and global presence of Lloyd’s," Watkins said. "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 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.     “I am delighted that Hank is coming on board to lead our North American operations," said Sue Langley, director of market operations and North America. "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 U.S. and Canada over the coming years.”

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