Allianz appoints new Personal Lines Director of Pricing


Authored by Allianz

Allianz Personal has announced the appointment of James Hillon as the new director of pricing for personal lines, following the decision by Hugh Kenyon to retire after 17 years in the business. He will join later this year and report to Serge Raffard, managing director of Allianz Personal in the UK.

James brings with him a wealth of experience and industry knowledge from his time at ManyPets and previous roles including Director, Actuarial and Insurance Risk at KPMG UK LLP where he worked across the personal lines, health and commercial lines sectors and supporting insurers with the FCA General Pricing Practices (GIPP). He also spent four years as Pricing and Propositions Director of Co-op Insurance, leading a large team with responsibility for pricing, product development, underwriting and 1st line risk management.

In his role at Allianz Personal, James will be responsible for leading and implementing the company’s pricing strategy, which will involve designing and building a pricing capability to lead the market and provide a foundation for the insurer’s long-term growth ambitions.

Commenting on his appointment, Serge Raffard said:

“James has a very strong background in pricing and product development and we’re looking forward to him joining our business. He will play an integral role in helping us build and strengthen our pricing capabilities and ensure we achieve our ambition of having a market-leading motor and home pricing function.”

James Hillon added:

“As one of the largest personal lines insurers in the UK, Allianz Personal is well-known for its expertise in the general insurance market. I’m thrilled to be joining the business at such an exciting time and look forward to working with my new colleagues to build upon the strong foundations it has established over the last several years and taking the pricing strategy to the next level.”

James Hillon’s appointment is subject to regulatory approval.


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