Covéa Insurance appoints new Director of Commercial Underwriting

10th October

Gavin DollingsCovéa Insurance is pleased to confirm it has appointed Gavin Dollings to the role of Director of Commercial Underwriting.

Gavin will be responsible for leading the insurer’s commercial underwriting strategy, building on its excellent reputation for service while strengthening the proposition for brokers.  He will play an integral role in enhancing pricing and underwriting capabilities to profitably develop the account, broadening broker partner relationships and increasing the insurer’s footprint.

Gavin has spent the last ten years at Allianz where he was Regional Manager for the South East and before this headed their UK Casualty and Construction account. He has also worked as a management consultant in Accenture’s Insurance Practice and he started his career at Commercial Union where he held various sales and underwriting management roles.

Simon Cooter, Commercial Lines & High Net Worth Director commented:

“I’m delighted to have attracted someone of Gavin’s calibre and experience to complete our commercial and high net worth leadership team. We are committed to the sustainable profitable growth of our Commercial Lines business and Gavin will play a key role in driving the underwriting strategy to support that. His knowledge of the market and the needs of our broker partners and customers will also ensure that we continue to develop compelling market leading products to support our ambitions.’

Gavin Dollings, Director of Commercial Underwriting added:

“I am really excited to be joining Covéa Insurance at this key stage in their journey towards becoming a market leading Commercial & HNW insurer. They have an excellent reputation for service, some great talent, a fantastic culture and some ambitious plans - I’m looking forward to working with the leadership team to help deliver these plans.”

 

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About Covéa Insurance

Covea Insurance Plc is the UK underwriting business of leading French mutual insurance group Covéa, who are number 1 for property and liability insurance in France, generating over 17.4 billion Euros in premiums in 2019.  

Covéa Insurance looks after the insurance needs of over 2 million policyholders; delivering financial reassurance through its Standard & Poor’s ‘AA- stable’ rating, as a guaranteed subsidiary of Covéa. 

The company offers motor, household, protection, pet, mid and high net worth insurance and a range of commercial insurance products, through a range of distribution channels.

Employing over 1900 people, Covéa Insurance has a strong people and service ethos.  It holds ServiceMark accreditation with Distinction for its Personal Lines operation and its Commercial & HNW Claims teams, as well as Chartered Insurer status for its Commercial business.  Covéa Insurance is signatory to the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter and the insurance Inclusivity Pledge and has been named one of the top 75 employers in West Yorkshire & the Humber.

Recently, Covéa Insurance were named as the Best Place to Work in Digital (Large Organisations) at the Digital Technology Leaders Awards.  They were also recipients of the Staff Empowerment Award at the Diversity & Inclusion in Insurance Awards, and the High Net Worth Product of the Year Award at the Insurance Times Awards.  They also received the Diversity Award at the British Insurance Awards.  They are currently shortlisted for 4 Insurance Times Awards.

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