Hank Watkins

Hank Watkins
Regional Director & President, Americas

Hank is responsible for Lloyd’s market development activities in the US, Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean and Bermuda. From offices in Chicago, Frankfort KY, New York, Toronto, Bogota, Mexico City, Miami and Rio, Lloyd’s is actively engaged in educational and marketing outreach to retail, wholesale and reinsurance intermediaries, risk managers, MGA’s and MGU’s, risk management programs at colleges & universities and other stakeholders in the Lloyd’s market.  

Over the past 40 years, Hank has held a range of underwriting, client management and leadership positions in the United States and Europe at Chubb, Johnson & Higgins, Marsh, HRH and Lloyd’s.

Hank received his BA from the University of California, Berkeley and has completed an executive leadership program at The Wharton School.  He’s a member of the Board of Overseers at the Hank Greenberg School of Risk Management at St. John’s University and is on the boards of British American Business, the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (Chair, Board of Governors) and the Insurance Federation of New York.

With approximately 60% of Lloyd’s global premium in 2021, the Americas region is Lloyd’s largest market for insurance (E&S in the US) and reinsurance. In addition to market development, Lloyd’s colleagues in the Americas provide claims, regulatory and media relations support to the syndicates writing business in the region.