Allianz announces regional manager for Midlands and South West


Allianz Commercial has appointed Graham Stait to the position of regional manager, Midlands and South West, Commercial Regions, effective 1 February 2023.

In his new role, Graham will be responsible for leading the region, working with the branch trading operations, strengthening ties with local brokers and customers and driving new opportunities for the Midlands and South West team.

In his most recent position as Allianz's head of claims operations and a member of the Allianz Claims Management Committee, Graham led the development of Allianz Claims’ operational strategy and was responsible for overseeing and delivering the claims service proposition. Since joining Allianz in 2008, Graham has held a variety of leadership roles across the organisation, including head of supply & experts and claims proposition and change manager.

Nick Hobbs, chief distribution and regions officer, Allianz Commercial, said: “I’m really pleased to welcome Graham to his role within Commercial Regions and I’m looking forward to the wide management expertise he will bring to the team, following his varied career at Allianz.

“The Midlands and South West is a key region. Graham’s appointment will help further our existing connections and great relationships with partners in the market, underpinned by our team’s expertise and excellent service proposition.”

Graham will join a team of four regional managers which also includes:

  • Chris Everett - North (Leeds, Newcastle, Manchester), Northern Ireland (Belfast) & Scotland (Glasgow)
  • Simon Hanley - South (Southampton, Chelmsford, Maidstone)
  • Tom Leonard - London, Lloyd’s & London Market Real Estate

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About Allianz

Allianz Insurance is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz Group,  a leading integrated financial services provider and the largest property and casualty insurer in the world.  

The mission of Allianz Insurance is to be the outstanding competitor in our chosen markets by delivering products and services that our clients recommend, being a great company to work for and achieving the best combination of profit and growth. We aim to achieve this by putting the customer at the heart of everything we do. 

Allianz is able to offer customers a wide range of products and services including home and motor and commercial insurance with full range of products and service for sole traders' right up to large commercial organisations.  

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