Allianz Commercial strengthens UK distribution with leadership promotions

Role expansion follows the earlier announcement of a new chief distribution officer

Allianz Commercial strengthens UK distribution with leadership promotions

Insurance News

By Kenneth Araullo

Allianz Commercial has announced two internal promotions to further strengthen its UK distribution following the appointment of Nick Hobbs as chief distribution officer a few weeks ago.

The newly formed function will start operating from Sept. 1, and joining Hobbs in the leadership suite are Mike Thomas (pictured), who will become director of distribution for digital and mid-market, and Andy Montgomery, who will become head of broker distribution management.

According to a news release, Thomas will join the leadership teams for mid-market, led by Dave Carey, and digital, led by Helen Bryant. He will also concentrate on executing the firm’s distribution strategy. Thomas has been with Allianz for two decades and has undertaken various leadership roles for the insurer, including within claims and as development manager for Birmingham.

Montgomery, meanwhile, will oversee the delivery of the distribution strategy across the commercial branch network. He will also support the development of strategy, practices, tools, and plan execution of optimising Allianz’s trading profile and reputation. Montgomery has been with Allianz since 2005 and has worked extensively across its UK business, including roles in account management, and working with corporate partners and brokers.

“This is an exciting time for Allianz Commercial. Whilst there’s no need to revolutionise a very strong business, great businesses don’t stand still. Appointing these experts and amending our structure will enable us to continue to be the best for our customers, and ensure we’re fit for the future,” Hobbs said.

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