Allianz establishes new tailored underwriting unit

18 April 2016

Allianz is pleased to announce the formation of a new business unit within the Broker and Agency Division – Tailored Underwriting Solutions. The new team, to be headed by the current General Manager Corporate Brokers and New Zealand, Mike Pocknee, has been established to focus on the mid-corporate area of the commercial insurance market.

“We see the tailored solutions business – the area of the market that sits above SME and below our AGCS Corporate and Specialty international business – as central to Allianz’s growth,” explained David Hosking, Chief General Manager Broker and Agency.

“By setting up a team dedicated to writing those commercial insurance risks that require bespoke underwriting solutions, we are confident of generating a compelling customer proposition and service delivery model, and thus increasing our share of this market segment,” he said.

The key products in this class include Industrial Special Risks, standalone Liability & PI, Commercial Motor Fleet and Construction & Engineering.

Mike Pocknee has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, having previously worked for NZI Insurance and Vero before joining Allianz in 2006. He has established his expertise in the tailored solutions market and is perfectly positioned to lead the new business unit.

Mike’s successor will be announced in due course.

About Allianz Australia
General Insurance Company of the Year 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009*
Best General Insurance Company of the Year 2014, 2012, 2010, 2007, 2006**
Workplace Gender Equality Award 2015, 2014
Women’s Council Employer of the Year Award 2013

Allianz Australia delivers a wide range of personal, commercial and corporate insurance products and services to more than 2.5 million policyholders. Over 50% of Australia's top 200 BRW-listed companies have some form of insurance cover with the group and the group provides workers compensation services to around one-fifth of Australian employees.

*Australia & New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards
**Australian Banking and Finance Insurance Awards