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Allianz appoints new chief engineer

Press release   •   Nov 24, 2020 10:00 GMT

Allianz Engineering, Construction & Power has appointed Peter Carless as chief engineer. He replaces Martin Butler who recently retired from the business.

Having originally joined Allianz in 1999 as the principal mechanical engineer, Peter is returning to the company after working in the energy and water sectors. During the past 12 years he has held the positions of operations and engineering manager in the directorates of waste water operations and asset management.

As chief engineer, Peter will be responsible for maintaining the health, safety, quality and engineering standards which apply to the delivery of Allianz’s inspection services. In addition, working in partnership with customers and brokers, he will be assisting the Allianz Engineering, Construction & Power senior management team in preparing the business for the future and ensuring a world class inspection service.

Peter is a fellow member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and has sat on the members council of the Pump Centre for the past six years. This has given him a broad understanding of the water industry, combined with 20 years’ experience working in the marine and land based inspection business.

Chris Little, Allianz’s director of Engineering, Construction & Power, said:

“Peter’s many years in the inspection field and the wealth of experience he possesses make him an excellent addition to our business. I’m delighted to welcome him to our engineering team.”

“I would also like to thank Martin for his hard work and the outstanding contribution he has made to our business and wish him the very best for the future.”

ENDS


Notes to Editors:

1. Images of Peter Carless and Chris Little are available to download below.

About Allianz Insurance plc

Allianz Insurance plc is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz Group.

About Allianz

The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with more than 100 million retail 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 740 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage almost 1.6 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we hold the leading position for insurers in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2019, over 147,000 employees achieved total revenues of 142 billion euros and an operating profit of 11.9 billion euros for the group.

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