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.”




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 16.9 billion Euros in premiums in 2018.  

Covéa Insurance looks after the insurance needs of over 1.5 million policyholders; delivering financial reassurance through its Standard & Poor’s A+ stable rating, as a guaranteed subsidiary of Covéa.  It has Gold Investors in People accreditation and has been named one of the top 75 employers in West Yorkshire & the Humber.

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 1800 people, Covéa Insurance has a strong people and service ethos, having Investors In People Gold accreditation and is signatory to the HM Treasury Women In Finance Charter. It also has World Class service accreditation from the Institute of Customer Service for its Motor Claims, Home Claims and Underwriting Services teams as well as Chartered Insurer status for its Commercial and Mid/High Net Worth business.

In 2018, Covéa Insurance were recipients of the Personal Lines Insurer of the Year award at both the British Insurance Awards and the Insurance Times Awards and was the top rated insurer in the Insurance Times Broker Service Survey for both Personal and Commercial Lines.

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