He comes with 25 years’ sector experience and will oversee the company’s global digital platform

International (re)insurance MGA Rokstone, part of Aventum Group, has appointed Gavin Dollings as its new chief digital underwriting officer.

In his new role, Dollings will lead Rokstone’s growing digital underwriting team, which forms part of Aventum’s multimillion pound investment into digital transformation.

The new hire will have strategic and operational oversight of all global business distributed through Rokstone’s digital platform.

Dollings joined Rokstone from Covéa Insurance, where he had worked as commercial underwriting director - he led the insurer’s commercial  underwriting team for six years.

Prior to his tenure at Covéa, Dollings spent 10 years as Allianz’s head of UK casualty and construction before being promoted to south east regional manager.

Warm welcome

Speaking on the appointment, Aventum’s chief digital distribution officer Tony Lawrence said: “We’re delighted to welcome Gavin on board. He is a highly capable and pragmatic chief underwriting officer with extensive experience from some of the biggest and most agile insurers.

“He has an impeccable track record of developing and improving the underwriting framework for optimal performance.

“Together with the rest of the team and supported by some of the best actuarial tools in the market, we are achieving that nirvana in disciplined underwriting in the balance between growth and profit.”

Dollings added: “Aventum is a dynamic, delivery focused business with some exceptional people and it is clearly on a trajectory to the top.

“I’m really excited to be joining the journey to help [the firm] achieve [its] ambitions.”

Rokstone currently underwrites $750m (£574m) gross written premium in specialty lines, including aviation, marine, terrorism and political violence.