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Press release   •   Nov 16, 2016 11:45 GMT

Allianz Insurance has appointed Nick Hobbs and Sarah Mallaby as directors of broker markets, Commercial & Personal. They will share the responsibility for Allianz’s branch network, strategic account management and personal broking teams.

Simon McGinn, general manager, Commercial & Personal, said:

“Appointing two directors of broker markets demonstrates our intention to be even more visible and proactive in the broker community as we look for opportunities to build long term profitable relationships.”

Nick Hobbs moves from his current Allianz role as head of strategic distribution management, Commercial & Personal. Nick will be responsible for Allianz’s London, Central and East region, as well as Personal Lines Broker and Strategic Distribution Management.

Sarah Mallaby will be responsible for the North, North West, Midlands & South West and South East regions. Sarah will move from her existing role as head of technical claims where she led Allianz’s claims technical excellence programme and delivered significant improvements in claims supplier and broker relationship management.

Simon McGinn added: “I am very pleased that we’ve been able to make these two key appointments from within the company because it enables us to make a seamless change for the benefit of our broker partners.”

Nick’s appointment is effective immediately and Sarah will take on her new role on 1 January 2017.


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.

In 2015, over 142,000 employees in more than 70 countries achieved total revenues of approximately 125.2bn euros.

Media Notes

Both appointments are subject to regulatory approval.

To download images of both Sarah and Nick, please click on the 'Related material' link.

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