Hank Watkins

Lloyd’s North America


Hank Watkins heads up market development and operations at Lloyd’s North America. Under Watkins’ leadership, Lloyd’s has become the largest surplus lines insurer largest non-US-domiciled reinsurer in the US. Lloyd’s writes 38% of its global premium in the US – to the tune of $14.6 billion in 2014. Operating from nine offices, Watkins and his team work with syndicate underwriters, coverholders and Lloyd’s brokers to maintain and grow the market’s share of the specialty lines business that initiated the first relationships between London and North America more than 100 years ago. With more than 30 years of experience as an underwriter and broker at Chubb, Barney & Barney, Johnson & Higgins, Marsh and HRH, Watkins actively promotes the insurance industry to students and young professionals. Based in New York, he’s a member of the Board of Overseers at St. John’s University’s School of Risk Management and serves on the boards of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s Northeast Division and the International Insurance Society.