Two external appointments and several promotions in Allianz claims revamp

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Allianz has made changes to its claims division across property, motor and casualty lines, including two new hires.

Guy Morgan has joined the insurer from Zurich to take up the position of property claims manager and will be responsible for overseeing strategy and technical governance.

Allianz has also hired Jim Robins as technical manager. Robins will report to Morgan and will oversee motor and casualty project work. He previously worked as a complex loss specialist at Cunningham Lindsey.

Internal restructure

The German insurer has also made changes to its internal structure, resulting in several internal appointments.

Mark Merrix, Tony Newman and Karen Parsons have all been promoted to technical managers, responsible for disease claims, motor and casualty claims and property claims respectively.

Allianz has also promoted James Catchpole to the newly created role of technical manager, responsible for the claims handling strategy of non-Ministry of Justice motor and casualty claims following recent reforms.

Kevin Brenton has joined the claims division as claims actuary, having moved from Allianz’s actuarial and planning department.

Claims landscape

Divisional claims manager (technical) Martin Saunders said: “We recognise that the claims landscape is changing, so we have expanded our management team to ensure that we have the best possible technical capabilities in place.

“I am thrilled to welcome new talent to the team and pleased we have been able to recruit for many positions internally.”