Dawn Miller Named to Succeed Hank Watkins as CEO of Lloyd’s Americas

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By: | April 11, 2024
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Lloyds of London named Dawn Miller Chief Commercial Officer of Lloyd’s and CEO of Lloyd’s Americas, based in New York, effective Sept. 1.

In her expanded role as Chief Commercial Officer, Miller will continue to lead the Commercial directorate, retaining accountability for Lloyd’s Global Network. She will remain a member of Lloyd’s Executive Committee. As CEO of Lloyd’s Americas, Miller will be responsible for fostering key relationships and driving strategic and sustainable growth in the region, including building greater alignment with Bermuda.

After 15 years at Lloyd’s, Hank Watkins, Regional Director & President of Lloyd’s Americas, will be leaving Lloyd’s to pursue other opportunities at the end of this year. Watkins has been instrumental in helping customers and stakeholders in the region navigate new risks and solutions.

Lloyd’s also appointed Marc Lipman President of Lloyd’s Americas, based in Canada, effective Sept. 1. Lipman joined Lloyd’s as the Attorney in Fact and President of Lloyd’s Canada in June 2020 and under his leadership, Lloyd’s Canadian business has been reinforced with a strong governance foundation, including a robust risk framework and the implementation of IFRS 17.

“The Americas represents over 60% of our market’s total premium and as we look to increase our presence, it is vital that we have the right people on the ground to deliver our ambitions. The appointment of Dawn and Marc to their new roles will strengthen our position to offer current and new stakeholders the best underwriting and investment platform in the world. I would like to thank Hank for his invaluable work over the last 15 years at Lloyd’s,” John Neal, Lloyd’s CEO, said in a statement.

Miller has over 25 years of experience working in the global insurance industry with oversight of underwriting, distribution, clients, and strategy, including leadership positions at Chubb, AXA, AIG and WTW. Having started her career in Washington D.C., Miller has since taken on senior positions in London, Houston, New York, Paris, Dubai, San Francisco and Zurich. &

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