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Allianz appoints property and motor trade leads

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Allianz appoints property and motor trade leads

Allianz Commercial has promoted Mark Ashwood as head of property insurance and Olivia Baker as head of motor trade insurance.

Mark and Olivia will be responsible for setting the strategy, direction, pricing and underwriting appetite for Allianz’s commercial property and motor trade accounts respectively, as well as maintaining and developing products and customer propositions.

Mark has had an extensive career at Allianz since joining the company in 1987. He worked in a number of branches in commercial underwriting roles, before becoming motor trade manager and most recently, motor trade underwriting account manager.

Olivia joined the Allianz graduate programme in 2010 and has since held several underwriting roles with a particular focus on account management and portfolio steering. This included leading the motor trade account in the Woking branch and her most recent role as manager within the motor trade head office account team.

Stuart Toal, head of mid-corporate, Allianz Commercial, said:

“Mark and Olivia both have an incredible wealth of experience in underwriting. They bring a huge amount of knowledge and technical excellence with them to their roles, as well as a great understanding of the market. I’m confident these appointments place Allianz in a strong position as we strive to meet our underwriting ambitions.”

He added: “I’m really pleased that we have been able to promote from within for these two pivotal roles in our organisation, which just demonstrates the strength of our talent pool.”

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1. Images of Olivia and Mark are available to download below

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Allianz Holdings plc is the non-regulated holding company which owns the principal insurance operations of Allianz SE in Great Britain including Allianz Insurance

About Allianz

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.

These assessments are, as always, subject to the disclaimer provided below.

*Including non-consolidated entities with Allianz customers.
** As of June 30, 2022

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