Allianz promotes Karen Pickersgill to Regional Underwriting Manager for London


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Allianz Commercial is continuing its focus on maximising London market opportunities and has announced Karen Pickersgill (pictured) as the new regional underwriting manager for London.

In this role Karen will drive growth and promote expertise in the London property and casualty Mid-corporate book. She will also be responsible for diversifying the primary and excess portfolios whilst leading the talented team.

Karen joined Allianz in 1999 following roles at Aviva and Cigna and has since held a number of underwriting management positions across the business including property and casualty manager for Maidstone and then Luton. Her most recent role was as underwriting manager for Engineering, Construction & Power, London & South.

Tom Leonard, Allianz Commercial regional manager for London, commented: “I’m delighted to be announcing Karen’s appointment. It is no exaggeration to say that she brings extensive knowledge to this role not only in terms of underwriting experience but also knowledge of our market. She is perfectly placed to lead our growth agenda, maximising opportunities in various directions including leveraging new capabilities in multinational. I’m really looking forward to working with her, particularly at such an exciting time for our team.”


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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