Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, Allianz’s specialist carrier for corporate insurance business, has added Luke Baker as its new regional head of liability for regional unit London and Nordics.
Baker will join AGCS in the new year to lead its liability business across the UK, Ireland, Nordics and the Middle East with responsibility for the profitability of the portfolio.
He will report to Alfredo Alonso, managing director regional unit London and Nordics with an additional reporting line to Ciara Brady, global head of liability, and be based out of the company’s London office.
Baker succeeds Jon Prowse, interim regional head of liability, who resumes his role as executive liability underwriter and regional practice group leader.
He currently serves as casualty underwriting director at Generali and brings over 17 years’ insurance industry experience to his new role.
He began his career with brokers Willis then Marsh, before moving to RSA, holding a number of roles of increasing seniority across multiple lines of business.
“I’m delighted Luke is joining AGCS in our region. He is well known and respected in our markets and under his leadership, our Liability team’s expertise and knowledge is perfectly placed to respond to the fast-growing liability exposures of modern businesses,” said Alonso.
“His appointment demonstrates our continued commitment to our Regional Unit London and Nordics Liability clients and brokers.”
Ciara Brady, Global Head of Liability, AGCS, added, “Luke’s wealth of experience and knowledge supports our focus on underwriting discipline, technical excellence and portfolio management across all elements of Liability risk.
“His strong track record of delivery will support our drive for profitability while ensuring we continue to serve our customer through our wide range of general and specialist liability insurance solutions. I very much look forward to welcoming him to the team and working together.”