Allianz Insurance appoints Chief Analytics Officer


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Allianz Insurance has appointed Chris Varley to the newly created position of chief analytics officer, effective from March 2022.

In this role, Chris will be responsible for growing capabilities in data and pricing, to deliver a single analytics strategy across Allianz Insurance.

Chris joins Allianz from Willis Towers Watson, where he is senior director, responsible for the commercial lines pricing, product, claims and underwriting consulting proposition. In this role Chris has been developing and delivering cutting edge analytics in the commercial insurance market and has worked with Allianz at a Group and UK level.

Prior to this, Chris was with Zurich Insurance for 13 years in various roles, most recently as head of underwriting transformation, responsible for defining and leading the Underwriting Transformation Programme, which focused on data-led decision making.

In his new role, Chris will report to Simon McGinn, CEO, Allianz Commercial, who comments: “I’m delighted to be welcoming Chris to this new position. The appointment of a chief analytics officer reflects our ambition to embed and co-ordinate analytics across the whole of our Commercial business, underlining its importance as a core foundation for our future success.

“Chris brings many years of experience and tremendous knowledge of the market which will complement the skills of his new team.”

Chris Varley added: “It’s a very exciting time to be joining Allianz and to be taking on a leading role in the adoption and development of the latest analytic techniques and tools in support of its Commercial business. I’m looking forward to playing my part as a member of a truly customer-focused and enthusiastic team, committed to bringing the best solutions and outcomes for brokers and policyholders.”


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.  

Allianz Insurance employs over 4,500 people across a network of 20 offices in the UK and the company’s Head Office is situated in Guildford, Surrey.  Our heritage and financial strength help make Allianz what it is today; a safe and trusted partner. Over 40 FTSE100 companies partner with Allianz.  youTalk-insurance sharing Allianz Insurance news and video


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