Allianz Insurance has announced changes within its commercial business to ensure a seamless service to brokers whilst maintaining great focus on its engineering propositions.
Following the changes, there are four regional managers, whose roles have been extended to include responsibility for the engineering construction & power (EC&P) distribution and underwriting operations, bringing together the former Commercial Broker Markets and the EC&P trading businesses.
These regional managers are:
- Chris Everett – North (Leeds, Newcastle, Manchester), Northern Ireland (Belfast) & Scotland (Glasgow)
- Mike Thomas – South (Southampton, Chelmsford, Maidstone)
- Patrick Flannery – Midlands (Birmingham), South West (Bristol) and Wales (Cardiff)
- Tom Leonard – London, Lloyds & London Market Real Estate.
Allianz’s aim is to expand its regional market presence and build on its expert focus whilst enabling simplicity, efficiency and agility in decision making. This will also create further opportunities for its people to develop themselves, with some new roles and broader responsibilities.
Also as part of the changes, led by chief distribution and regions officer, Nick Hobbs, Allianz has announced that Jonathan Oldfield is appointed to the newly created role of head of customer and distribution for EC&P. Jonathan will report to Nick, and work within and across the new regional structure, leading continued development of the EC&P specialism.
Nick Hobbs, said: “Bringing together the two parts of the business with different expertise and utilising their strengths to help each other, that is a great combination and has huge potential for further success.
“We believe this move sets us up to bring the best of Allianz to all of our customers and brokers.”