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Press release   •   Jul 21, 2016 10:00 BST

Allianz Insurance has made four key senior management appointments to its newly formed Technical division, led by chief underwriting officer, Neil Clutterbuck.

Catherine Dixon will take on the role of director of underwriting & technical, commercial lines. She has been promoted from her previous position as head of property & casualty.

Allianz has appointed Simon Brimicombe to the position of director of underwriting & technical, personal lines. Simon joined the business in 2007, as director, broker and corporate partner, before taking on the role of Retail technical director, retail, in November 2015.

TimPitts will become head of technical & business standards, moving from his former role as head of product, home and motor. Tim joined Allianz in 2008 and has held a number of key personal lines roles.

Finally, Chris Wyard has been appointed to the position of head of underwriting data & MI development, building on the expertise he has developed in his previous position as Allianz’s enterprise information manager.

Neil Clutterbuck, chief underwriting officer, Allianz Insurance, commented: “I am delighted that we have been able to fill these four senior management positions internally, which demonstrates the strength of the talent we have within our business. I very much look forward to working with each of them as part of the newly formed Technical team.

“Technical excellence continues to be a major focus for Allianz and is critical to our future underwriting success. I’m confident that we are now in the best position possible by bringing together our expert data and analytics capability and market leading underwriting expertise.”


Allianz Insurance is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz SE Group, the largest property and casualty insurer worldwide.

Around 85 million private and corporate customers rely on Allianz's knowledge, global reach, capital strength and solidity to help them make the most of financial opportunities and to avoid and safeguard themselves against risks.

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