Allianz unveils ambitious growth plans in engineering inspection business

Posted: 11 June 2024

AEIS is dedicated to providing leading inspection services with a strong emphasis on customer safety and compliance, and their commitment to customer satisfaction has been acknowledged through their position as a loyalty leader.

In line with its ambitions, Allianz is introducing a dedicated distribution team for inspection and consultancy services. This team will play a crucial role in assisting brokers in identifying new opportunities and effectively articulating Allianz's unique selling propositions when exploring alternative providers.

Key changes include the establishment of a specialised Engineering Inspection Distribution and Trading Team, which will become part of AEIS and sit alongside existing inspection teams under Graham Gibson, chief claims officer. Jonathan Oldfield will lead this team in the newly-created role of head of distribution and trading, engineering inspection, reporting directly to Graham but with a strong line into Allianz chief distribution officer, Nick Hobbs.

The new team will oversee a range of specialist functions, including a team of inspection business development managers led by Stuart Bell and Raj Poselay as distribution manager in the North and South respectively. The direct inspection team will be led by Chris Williams, and the customer relationship management team led by Simon Cuthbert.

To further strengthen its service delivery and fulfil its ambitions, Allianz will appoint a UK operations manager to oversee and enhance service delivery to brokers from the inspection underwriting team. This strategic move underscores the company’s commitment to providing exceptional service and reinforce its relationships with its broker partners. 

"Allianz's focus on growth and service excellence is underpinned by our commitment to delivering market-leading inspection services and expanding our consultancy offerings to better serve our customers," said Jonathan Oldfield, head of distribution and trading, engineering inspection at Allianz.

He added: "The establishment of a dedicated distribution team for inspection and consultancy services, along with the appointment of a UK operations manager, reflects our dedication to driving growth and enhancing service delivery in the engineering Inspection business."

Jonathan Oldfield, head of distribution and trading, engineering inspection at Allianz

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The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with around 125 million* private and corporate customers in nearly 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 around 737 billion euros** on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage about 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 among the leaders in the insurance industry in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2023, over 157,000 employees achieved total business volume of 161.7 billion euros and an operating profit of 14.7 billion euros for the group.

* Including non-consolidated entities with Allianz customers.

**As of December 31, 2023.

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