Allianz Commercial announces double senior move

Both have "incredible wealth of experience in underwriting"

Allianz Commercial announces double senior move

Insurance News

By Roxanne Libatique

Allianz Commercial, which serves Allianz Group’s business insurance customers, has appointed Mark Ashwood and Olivia Baker as head of property insurance and head of motor trade insurance, respectively.

Ashwood (pictured, left) has had an extensive career since joining Allianz in 1987. He worked in several branches in commercial underwriting roles before becoming a motor trade manager and most recently the motor trade underwriting account manager.

Baker (pictured, right) joined Allianz’s graduate program in 2010. Since then, she has held several underwriting roles focusing on account management and portfolio steering, including leading the motor trade account in the Woking branch and most recently as a manager in the motor trade head office account team.

Allianz Commercial new hires’ responsibilities

Ashwood and Baker will be responsible for setting the strategy, direction, pricing, and underwriting appetite for Allianz’s commercial property and motor trade accounts, respectively. They will also maintain and develop products and customer propositions.

Stuart Toal, head of mid-corporate at Allianz Commercial, said Ashwood and Baker bring a large amount of knowledge and technical experience and great understanding of the market to their new roles.

“Mark and Olivia both have an incredible wealth of experience in underwriting,” Toal said. “I’m confident these appointments place Allianz in a strong position as we strive to meet our underwriting ambitions.

“I’m really pleased that we have been able to promote from within for these two pivotal roles in our organisation, which just demonstrates the strength of our talent pool.”

The promotions follow the appointment of Nadia Côté as Allianz’s commercial managing director for the UK.


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