Allianz Commercial names David Carey as MD, Mid-Market as part of major investment programme


Allianz Commercial has appointed David Carey to the newly created position of managing director, mid-market, effective from April 2023. In this role, David will be responsible for leading Allianz Commercial’s regional trading teams, focusing delivery on key customer segments and driving profitable growth.

This reorganisation is part of a wider, multi-year strategy, with Allianz investing heavily in simplifying and harmonising its business model to enhance broker and customer satisfaction.

David joins Allianz from Aviva where he is currently director mid-market & regional speciality lines - UK Commercial, with P&L accountability for their mid-market business. Previously, David held the position of head of mid-market at Aviva as well as leading roles in Commercial, Mid- Corporate and Real Estate insurance at Zurich. Reporting to Simon McGinn, CEO of Allianz Commercial, David will be building on the exceptional deliveries from the regional trading teams over the last 12 months under the leadership of Nick Hobbs.

Nick will be taking on the role of chief distribution officer, with responsibility for all aspects of distribution for Allianz Commercial, as the company brings new products and services to market as part of its transformation strategy. This strategy involves a game-changing investment in technology and modernisation, with an unswerving focus on the customer.

To underline the importance of this work to the business strategy, Jason Howes has been promoted to the role of director of business transformation for Allianz Commercial. Jason will be responsible for overseeing the company’s ambitious transformation activities.

Simon McGinn comments: “The appointments I’m announcing today should leave people in no doubt as to Allianz Commercial’s strategic ambition. We have the right people and the right programme of change in place to establish Allianz as a clear leader in the Commercial market.

“I’m delighted to welcome David to his new position. He is vastly experienced and well-respected in the commercial insurance market and adds to the great strength in depth we already have in our trading teams. The creation of this new role underlines Allianz’s investment in our mid-market and distribution capabilities - which includes a major systems transformation programme - and specifically our commitment to delivering intelligent growth and the best possible solutions for brokers.”

David Carey adds: “I’m very excited to be joining Allianz at this time and to be given the opportunity to play my part in the transformation of its Commercial business. The market faces a number of challenges but also opportunities and I believe Allianz is ideally positioned to work with brokers to address these and achieve profitable growth.”

The appointment of David Carey is subject to regulatory approval.

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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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