Allianz appoints new Personal Lines
Director of Pricing

Posted: 13 July 2023

James brings with him a wealth of experience and industry knowledge from his time at ManyPets and previous roles including Director, Actuarial and Insurance Risk at KPMG UK LLP where he worked across the personal lines, health and commercial lines sectors and supporting insurers with the FCA General Pricing Practices (GIPP). He also spent four years as Pricing and Propositions Director of Co-op Insurance, leading a large team with responsibility for pricing, product development, underwriting and 1st line risk management.

In his role at Allianz Personal, James will be responsible for leading and implementing the company’s pricing strategy, which will involve designing and building a pricing capability to lead the market and provide a foundation for the insurer’s long-term growth ambitions.

serge raffard

Commenting on his appointment, Serge Raffard said:

“James has a very strong background in pricing and product development and we’re looking forward to him joining our business. He will play an integral role in helping us build and strengthen our pricing capabilities and ensure we achieve our ambition of having a market-leading motor and home pricing function.”

James Hillon added:

“As one of the largest personal lines insurers in the UK, Allianz Personal is well-known for its expertise in the general insurance market. I’m thrilled to be joining the business at such an exciting time and look forward to working with my new colleagues to build upon the strong foundations it has established over the last several years and taking the pricing strategy to the next level.”

James Hillon’s appointment is subject to regulatory approval.

The information contained in this press release relates to Allianz Insurance plc. Allianz Insurance plc is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz Group.

About Allianz Holdings plc

Allianz Holdings plc is the non-regulated holding company which owns the principal insurance operations of Allianz SE in Great Britain.

About Allianz

The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with more than 100 million* private and corporate customers in more than 70 countries. 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 790 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage 1.7 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we are amongst the leaders in the insurance industry in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2021, over 150,000 employees achieved total revenues of 148.5 billion euros and an operating profit of 13.4 billion euros for the group.

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