Press release -
Allianz announces regional manager for Midlands and South West
Allianz Commercial has appointed Graham Stait to the position of regional manager, Midlands and South West, Commercial Regions, effective 1 February.
In his new role, Graham will be responsible for leading the region, working with the branch trading operations, strengthening ties with local brokers and customers and driving new opportunities for the Midlands and South West team.
In his most recent position as Allianz's head of claims operations and a member of the Allianz Claims Management Committee, Graham led the development of Allianz Claims’ operational strategy and was responsible for overseeing and delivering the claims service proposition. Since joining Allianz in 2008, Graham has held a variety of leadership roles across the organisation, including head of supply & experts and claims proposition and change manager.
Nick Hobbs, chief distribution and regions officer, Allianz Commercial, said: “I’m really pleased to welcome Graham to his role within Commercial Regions and I’m looking forward to the wide management expertise he will bring to the team, following his varied career at Allianz.
“The Midlands and South West is a key region. Graham’s appointment will help further our existing connections and great relationships with partners in the market, underpinned by our team’s expertise and excellent service proposition.”
Graham will join a team of four regional managers which also includes:
- Chris Everett - North (Leeds, Newcastle, Manchester), Northern Ireland (Belfast) & Scotland (Glasgow)
- Simon Hanley - South (Southampton, Chelmsford, Maidstone)
- Tom Leonard - London, Lloyd’s & London Market Real Estate
About Allianz Holdings plc
Allianz Holdings plc is the non-regulated holding company which owns the principal insurance operations of Allianz SE in Great Britain including Allianz Insurance
The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with 126 million* private and corporate customers in more than 70 countries. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz is one of the world’s largest investors, managing around 716 billion euros** on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage nearly 1.8 trillion euros** of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we are among the leaders in the insurance industry in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2021, over 155,000 employees achieved total revenues of 148.5 billion euros and an operating profit of 13.4 billion euros for the group.
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*Including non-consolidated entities with Allianz customers.
** As of June 30, 2022
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