Collinson names Lawrence Watts as Head of Insurance

13 November 2019
Collinson is pleased to announce that Lawrence Watts is the new Head of Insurance, responsible for leading growth for its insurance business. 

Reporting to David Evans, joint CEO, Lawrence will lead the insurance strategy, developing both Travel and Health Insurance propositions, as well as supporting a recent broadening of Collinson’s underwriting focus into other insurance lines of business.  

Since joining Collinson five years ago as Business Development Director for the Insurance and Assistance divisions, Lawrence has been deeply involved in delivering profitable growth across Collinson’s business lines, as well as leading a number of Collinson’s insurance trading lines of business.  

David Evans, Joint CEO at Collinson, said: “We are delighted that Lawrence is now leading our Insurance division. He is ideally placed to take on this role and to continue our expansion in Insurance within and beyond Europe. Lawrence will continue to drive our ongoing strategy to deliver a customer-centric approach across product design, delivery and service provision. His knowledge and expertise will be invaluable in helping us to continue to drive clearer responsibilities and accountabilities and to roll out further some of the exciting new initiatives we have delivered during 2019.”

Lawrence, added: “It’s a great opportunity to lead the Insurance Executive and be at the helm of a successful team of insurance experts. I’m very much looking forward to bringing some fresh perspectives and continuing our strategic vision to provide truly competitive and compelling propositions for our clients and their customers.”

Prior to joining Collinson in 2014, Lawrence held several strategic relationship management and sales positions over 15 years, working with financial services companies including Aviva, AXA Insurance and Lloyds Bank.