Allianz Insurance appoints chief analytics oficer

Posted: 11 November 2021


chris varley

In this role, Chris will be responsible for growing capabilities in data and pricing, to deliver a single analytics strategy across Allianz Insurance.

Chris joins Allianz from Willis Towers Watson, where he is senior director, responsible for the commercial lines pricing, product, claims and underwriting consulting proposition. In this role Chris has been developing and delivering cutting edge analytics in the commercial insurance market and has worked with Allianz at a Group and UK level.

Prior to this, Chris was with Zurich Insurance for 13 years in various roles, most recently as Head of Underwriting Transformation, responsible for defining and leading the Underwriting Transformation Programme, which focused on data-led decision making.

In his new role, Chris will report to Simon McGinn, CEO, Allianz Commercial, who comments: “I’m delighted to be welcoming Chris to this new position. The appointment of a chief analytics officer reflects our ambition to embed and co-ordinate analytics across the whole of our Commercial business, underlining its importance as a core foundation for our future success.

“Chris brings many years of experience and tremendous knowledge of the market which will complement the skills of his new team.”

Chris Varley added: “It’s a very exciting time to be joining Allianz and to be taking on a leading role in the adoption and development of the latest analytic techniques and tools in support of its Commercial business. I’m looking forward to playing my part as a member of a truly customer-focused and enthusiastic team, committed to bringing the best solutions and outcomes for brokers and policyholders.”

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.

These assessments are, as always, subject to the disclaimer provided below. 

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David Keel

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