Allianz Commercial has made Nick Kelsall its new head of motor claims.
The firm said that Kelsall is replacing Ian Kershaw, who is leaving Allianz to pursue other opportunities, after a brief handover period.
In his new role, Kelsall will report to Lee Watts, head of technical claims.
Watts said in a statement: “Nick’s previous knowledge of Allianz Commercial combined with his Group experience ideally places him to lead technical motor claims and support the wider business as we continue to transform our claims proposition and look to outperform our business plans.”
He added: “I want to thank Ian for helping us enhance our claims service, as recognised by the Gracechurch marque which we’ve received again this year.”
Previously based in Munich, Germany, where he moved to in January 2020 to become the company’s senior global property and casualty executive, it’s understood that Kelsall has now taken up his new role in the UK. Earlier in his career, he was the head of insurance claims for Allianz in Guildford.
“I am excited about working back in the UK and leveraging my Group experience to support the transformation of claims processes and proposition with a continued focus on the customer. Technology is bringing about momentous changes, making this a really exciting time,” said Kelsall.