Hank Watkins – Regional Director & President, Americas

Hank is responsible for Lloyd’s market development activities in the US, Canada and Latin America. From offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Frankfort KY, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Bogota, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro, Lloyd’s is actively engaged in educational and marketing outreach to retail, wholesale and reinsurance intermediaries, risk managers, managing general agents, risk management programs at colleges & universities and other stakeholders in the Lloyd’s market.   

Hank has more than 35 years of experience in the insurance industry and has held a range of underwriting, client management and leadership positions in the United States and Europe at Chubb, Johnson & Higgins, Marsh and HRH.  

Hank received his BA from the University of California, Berkeley and has completed an executive leadership program at The Wharton School.  He’s a member of the Board of Overseers at St. John’s University’s School of Risk Management and is on the boards of the Insurance Information Institute and Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (NY/Northeast Division). 

With more than 55% of Lloyd’s global premium in 2018, the Americas region is Lloyd’s largest market for insurance (E&S in the US) and reinsurance. In addition to market development, Lloyd’s colleagues in the Americas provide media relations and regulatory support to the managing agents / syndicates and operational oversight of the licensed platforms in Illinois, Kentucky, the USVI and our Lineage system in Montreal. 

Joseph P. Gunset, General Counsel, Lloyd's America

As General Counsel, Lloyd’s America, Joe oversees a wide range of US legal issues, including legislative and regulatory policy, and acts as Lloyd’s key liaison with US regulators, legislators and government officials on a variety of matters.

Joe joined Lloyd’s in 2000. He has worked in the insurance industry, in private practice and in-house, for over 25 years. Most recently, Joe was Vice President and General Counsel for a division of American International Group.

A native New Yorker, Joe received his Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law.


Lloyd's America Inc
42 West 54th Street
14th Floor
New York, New York 10019


Please be aware that Lloyd's New York office is not authorised as the agent for service-of-process or notice-of-claim with respect to policies of insurance written at Lloyd's. Please refer to the contact as stated in the policy or insurance certificate.




Hank Watkins

Hank Watkins

Regional Director & President, Americas

t: +1 212 382 4060

Joesph Gunset

Joseph Gunset

General Counsel, Lloyd's America

t: +1 212 382 4060

Marc Bloom

Marc Bloom

Chief Operating Officer, Americas

t: +1 212 382 4060

Sabrina Miesowitz

Sabrina Miesowitz

Associate General Counsel, Lloyd's America

t: +1 212 382 4060

Tim Grant

Timothy Grant

Assistant General Counsel, Lloyd's America

t: +1 212 382 4060

General enquiries

If you’re an existing Lloyd's policyholder, you should contact the insurance agency or brokerage that produced the insurance in the US. 

If you have a question about purchasing insurance at Lloyd's, please contact a local insurance agent or broker licensed to conduct business in the relevant state.

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