Emergence Insurance has expanded to Western Australia, opening an office headed by an award-winning business development manager.

James Lee has joined cyber insurance specialist Emergence as Perth-based Business Development Underwriter after 4-1/2 years with Allianz Australia.

In May, he was awarded General Insurer Business Development Manager of the Year at the Insurance Business magazine awards.

Mr Lee, who has a Bachelor degree in commerce, majoring in economics, is a committee member for Young Insurance Professionals in WA.