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

Covéa Insurance Plc is the UK underwriting business of leading French mutual insurance group Covéa (which includes the global reinsurer PartnerRe since July 2022). 

Covéa Insurance looks after the insurance needs of UK customers, across a range of product lines; delivering financial reassurance through its Standard & Poor’s ‘AA- stable’ rating, as a guaranteed subsidiary of Covéa.  

Covéa Insurance has a strong people and service ethos and 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. In 2022 Covéa Insurance was named Insurer of the Year at the British Claims Awards and Personal Lines Insurer of the Year at the Insurance Times Awards.

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