Allianz Insurance has announced that John Berry has been appointed to the role of director of underwriting and technical, personal lines.
In his new role John will lead the teams responsible for underwriting, pricing and portfolio management across all of Allianz UK personal lines businesses including private car, household, commercial vehicle, animal health and legal protection.
John joined Allianz in 2015 as senior retail actuary and was subsequently appointed to the role of head of pricing, personal lines.
Before joining Allianz, John worked for both Towers Watson and EMB as senior consultant covering retail lines in the UK and overseas. He specialised in pricing, underwriting, product, data and strategy.
Commenting on his appointment, John said:
“I am delighted to be appointed to this role at a time of significant opportunity for Allianz. We are starting to realise the benefits of our significant investments in data and technology, which will ensure that we can deliver the highest quality of products to our customers at competitive prices.”
Chief underwriting officer, Neil Clutterbuck commented:
“I am pleased to confirm John’s appointment. His experience, underwriting acumen and technical knowledge mean that he is extremely well placed to lead our personal lines technical team as we continue our journey to technical excellence.”
Allianz Insurance is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz Group.
The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with more than 86 million retail and corporate customers. 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 over 650 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers while our asset managers Allianz Global Investors and PIMCO manage an additional 1.3 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we hold a leading position in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2016, over 140,000 employees in more than 70 countries achieved total revenue of 122 billion euros and an operating profit of 11 billion euros for the group.