Allianz boosts motor trade business

Allianz has made three management appointments across its motor trade business.

Simon Barker takes on the role of regional motor trade underwriting manager for North and Scotland. His remit will include leading the underwriting discipline within the group’s newly formed Motor Trade Centre of Excellence (North) and he will play an integral part within the regional management team.

He joined the firm in 2004 and has held several roles in motor trade underwriting. Most recently, he has been serving as motor trade account underwriter since 2016.

Helen Unitt and Spencer Berry both take to the role of regional motor trade manager for South. They will have joint responsibility for setting the underwriting strategy and profitably in the firm’s motor trade business in the south. They will also manage the Motor Trade Centre of Excellence (South).

Unitt joined Allianz in 2005 as an assistant underwriter at the Southampton branch. She held several roles across P/C and new business development before taking on the position of motor trade account underwriter in 2013.

Berry has served in various positions in the group, having joined the Milton Keynes branch in 2000 as a commercial underwriter. He previously worked across personal lines, commercial and SME before specialising in motor trade and taking on the position of motor trade manager for Central and East in 2017.

Director of broker markets at Allianz Insurance, Sarah Mallaby said Unitt, Berry and Barker “have a vast amount of experience and knowledge in the motor trade sector and I have no doubt that their combined expertise will deliver excellent results for this pivotal business area”.

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