Allianz Commercial has announced that it has made a number of appointments to form a new financial lines team that will operate across three new regional hubs.
The new team will focus solely on Allianz’s Directors & Officers and Professional Indemnity propositions, which ultimately will increase Allianz’s presence in the market by working closely with branch distribution teams and local brokers to enable simple trading.
The specialist hubs and appointments are as follows:
The Northern Hub, which covers Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow and Belfast, will consist of Gareth Machin, Senior Financial Lines Underwriter, and Maggie Kwok and David Aguirreburualde, who have been named Financial Lines Underwriter.
The Midlands/South West Hub, which will cover Bristol, Birmingham and Cardiff, will consist of Luke Hayne, Antionette Amory, Caitlin Davies and Daniel West, who have all been named Financial Lines Underwriter.
Lastly, the South East Hub, which covers Maidstone, Chelmsford, London and Southampton, will consist of Lucy Bunnett, Senior Professional Indemnity Underwriter.
Dave Carey, managing director, mid-market, Allianz Commercial, commented: “We’ve invested heavily in recruiting the best people and I’m very happy to unveil our new look financial lines underwriting team. With a mixture of new faces and existing Allianz talent we have highly experienced and talented experts in place.
“The creation of regional hubs maximises local opportunities and empowers our underwriters to work closely and quickly with our broker partners in those areas. We have ambitious plans for growth and I’m excited that we’re embarking on this new strategy together.”