Allianz appoints Nick Hobbs as Chief Distribution Officer in the United Kingdom

Posted: 22 June 2023

Allianz today announced Nick Hobbs has been appointed* chief distribution officer for Allianz Commercial in the UK, effective immediately.

In this expanded role he will lead all aspects of distribution for the recently announced integration of Allianz Commercial across the UK – encompassing large-corp, specialty, mid-corp, digital/SME and engineering inspection.

Bringing together Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) UK, which focuses on large clients, and Allianz Holdings UK commercial business under one strategy and approach aims to simplify the experience of clients and distribution partners and Nick’s role will be central to delivery.  Drawing on more than 30 years’ industry experience, he is expertly positioned for this.

Nick has been with Allianz group since 2001. He held a variety of roles at AGCS in the UK, Europe and North America before joining Allianz UK in 2011 as head of strategic account management, then director, Broker Markets. In July 2021 he was appointed chief distribution and regions officer, for Allianz’s Holdings commercial business in the UK.

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Nadia Côté

Commenting on his appointment, Nadia Côté commercial managing director UK, said:

“Creating this chief distribution officer role across all our commercial areas in the UK will simplify things for our clients and distribution partners and reinforces our desire to establish Allianz as a clear leader in the Commercial market in the UK.  Nick is the natural choice for the role drawing on his extensive experience and I’m very much looking forward to working together to unlock the full power of Allianz for all our customers.”

*Nick'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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