’We look forward to seeing the teams’ development under his leadership,’ says chief distribution officer

Allianz Commercial has appointed Alastair Warren-Upham as its new head of distribution for the UK.

A statement released earlier this week (21 August 2023) said the role will see Warren-Upham assume responsibility for both the large-corp specialty and mid-corp distribution teams in London.

His goal will be to provide clients and brokers with a single point of contact across these segments.

”It will be an essential part of the wider distribution function that sits across all the trading elements of the newly integrated Allianz Commercial, which encompasses large-corp, specialty, mid-corp, digital/SME and engineering inspection,” Allianz said.

The newly formed UK distribution function will come online from 1 September 2023.


Alastair joined Allianz on the graduate management programme in 2009.

Since then, he held various roles in underwriting, sales and market management.

This includes taking up the position of key account manager in London, strategic account manager and London market manager.

Nick Hobbs, chief distribution officer at Allianz Commercial, said: “Alastair has a wealth of experience for this new role and is already well known across the London market.

“We look forward to seeing the teams’ development under his leadership, presenting one united face to this key market and driving simplicity for customers and partners to unlock the best of Allianz’s solutions.”