Lloyd’s has promoted Pat Talley as new regional director for America’s central region.

Talley will be responsible for the Illinois and Kentucky offices, along with market development activities in the other central US states, to expand Lloyd’s America’s presence in the region.

Talley will remain in the Lloyd’s Kentucky office and will be joined by Lloyd’s chief executive Richard Ward and North America director Sean McGovern to open the redesigned Chicago office later this year.

Lloyd’s America president Hank Watkins said that Pat will continue as an important leader and voice for the Lloyd’s market in the central region.

“We remain committed to educating US stakeholders about Lloyd’s, in the process facilitating brokers’ access to the market and maintaining the positive public profile that has distinguished Lloyd’s through much of its history,” Watkins said.

Talley said that the first priority is to integrate, streamline and refocus the two licensed territories, Kentucky and Illinois.

“Second, there will be a large emphasis placed on market development which will require implementing a strategy and support platform to expand market development activities throughout the diverse Central Region,” Talley said.