Allianz appoints Nick Hobbs as Chief Distribution Officer in the UK
Allianz has announced (22 June 2023) Nick Hobbs (pictured) has been appointed* chief distribution officer for Allianz Commercial in the UK, effective immediately. In this expanded role he will lead all aspects of distribution for the recently announced integration of Allianz Commercial across the UK – encompassing large-corp, specialty, mid-corp, digital/SME and engineering inspection.
Bringing together Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) UK, which focuses on large clients, and Allianz Holdings UK commercial business under one strategy and approach, aims to simplify the experience of clients and distribution partners and Nick’s role will be central to delivery. Drawing on more than 30 years’ industry experience, he is expertly positioned for this.
Nick has been with Allianz group since 2001. He held a variety of roles at AGCS in the UK, Europe and North America before joining Allianz UK in 2011 as head of strategic account management, then director, Broker Markets. In July 2021 he was appointed chief distribution and regions officer, for Allianz’s Holdings commercial business in the UK.
Commenting on his appointment, Nadia Côté commercial managing director UK, said: “Creating this chief distribution officer role across all our commercial areas in the UK will simplify things for our clients and distribution partners and reinforces our desire to establish Allianz as a clear leader in the Commercial market in the UK. Nick is the natural choice for the role drawing on his extensive experience and I’m very much looking forward to working together to unlock the full power of Allianz for all our customers.”
*Nick’s appointment is subject to regulatory approval.
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