Allianz restructures regional operations

Allianz Insurance has reshuffled its commercial business to put a greater regional focus on its engineering propositions. It has combined responsibility for EC&P (engineering, construction and power) with its commercial broker market offering under four regional managers. The aim is to expand its regional presence, while making its services more accessible to local brokers.

The regional managers are Chris Everett, with responsibility for North (Leeds, Newcastle, Manchester), Northern Ireland (Belfast) and Scotland (Glasgow). Mike Thomas, with responsibility for South (Southampton, Chelmsford, Maidstone). Patrick Flannery, with responsibility for Midlands (Birmingham), South West (Bristol) and Wales (Cardiff). Tom Leonard, with responsibility for London, Lloyds and London Market Real Estate.

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.

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.”

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