Former Allianz general manager to advise on distribution

Chris Hanks has joined the board of Open GI and PowerPlace as a non-executive director.

Hanks retired from his role as Allianz Commercial general manager last September and has since taken on non-executive roles at Liberty, Jelf and its network, Purple Partnership.

Open GI group chief executive Chris Guilluame said: “Combining the technology asset of Open GI with the distribution vehicle of PowerPlace in February last year was a strategic game changer for our group. As we further expand our footprint in the UK general insurance sector, Chris will bring valuable insurance experience to our board that will help drive unique distribution opportunities for our insurer partners through our innovative broker technologies.”

Hanks said: “I am delighted to be joining the team at Open GI and PowerPlace at such an exciting time. Open GI has long established itself as a technological leader and the potential for PowerPlace is huge. I look forward to contributing to the group’s ongoing growth and continued success.”