Covéa appoints underwriting expert

Covéa Insurance has appointed Gavin Dollings as director of commercial underwriting.

Gavin, who spent the last 10 years at Allianz where he was regional manager for the south east, will be responsible for leading the insurer’s commercial underwriting strategy, and 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.

He said, ‘I am really excited to be joining Covéa Insurance at this key stage in their journey towards becoming a market leading commercial and 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.’

Simon Cooter, commercial lines and high net worth director, added, ‘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.’