Simon McGinn, General Manager, sits on the UK Management Board and has responsibility for the Allianz UK Commercial and Personal businesses. He has been in insurance for 24 years having joined Commercial Union as a graduate trainee has worked in a variety of roles in the UK General Insurance market since including business development, operations management and strategic integration projects. He joined Allianz in 2004 from Aviva as a Trading Director. Since joining Allianz he has taken on a number of different responsibilities at Executive level as part of the Commercial business, which focuses on predominantly intermediated insurance for UK based businesses. Over the last ten years the Allianz Commercial business has grown to become the third largest in the UK market and has a track record for stability and consistency of approach that has enabled it to out-perform its rivals. In 2013 he was appointed to the UK Management Board of Allianz as General Manager for Commercial Division and led the business through a revision of its strategy and approach to market, driving a modernisation of the business’ core operating model and culture enabling growth whilst maintaining its market leading reputation and profitability. In May 2016, he was appointed to the role of General Manager for Commercial and Personal businesses with responsibility for all of Allianz UK’s market strategy. Outside of work he is happily married to Anne-Marie and has two sons aged 18 and 16. He is also a coach for a junior rugby team at Farnham Rugby Club and plays the odd round of very mediocre golf.