Allianz Commercial has announced the promotion of Karen Pickersgill to the role of regional underwriting manager for London.
Pickersgill joined Allianz in 1999 following roles at Aviva and Cigna and has since held several underwriting management positions across the business, including property and casualty manager for Maidstone and then Luton.
She most recently served as underwriting manager for Engineering, Construction & Power, London & South.
For this new role, Pickersgill is tasked with driving growth and promoting expertise in the London property and casualty Mid-corporate book.
She will also be responsible for diversifying the primary and excess portfolios whilst leading the team.
Tom Leonard, Allianz Commercial regional manager for London, commented, “I’m delighted to be announcing Karen’s appointment.
“It is no exaggeration to say that she brings extensive knowledge to this role not only in terms of underwriting experience but also knowledge of our market.
“She is perfectly placed to lead our growth agenda, maximising opportunities in various directions including leveraging new capabilities in multinational. I’m really looking forward to working with her, particularly at such an exciting time for our team.”