Allianz Insurance has appointed Stuart Toal to the newly created role of head of mid-corporate and named Helen Bancroft as the new casualty account manager.
Reporting to chief underwriting officer, Catherine Dixon, Stuart will lead the mid-corporate business, playing a key part in defining the appetite and strategy for property, casualty, motor trade and Engineering Construction & Power as well as working closely with regional and Global Commercial colleagues.
Stuart joined Allianz in 2015 as casualty account manager. Prior to that he worked for AIG as the casualty chief underwriting officer, and interim head of casualty.
Following, and as a result of Stuart’s appointment, Allianz has promoted Helen Bancroft to the position of casualty account manager. Reporting to Stuart, Helen will set the direction of the Commercial liability, speciality and legal protection lines of business whilst supporting the underwriting strategy and ambitions of Allianz Commercial.
Helen joined Allianz in 2002 on the graduate scheme and has since worked in a variety of senior underwriting roles across the Allianz branch network including Milton Keynes, Maidstone and London. In 2017 she was appointed UK liability manager and quickly established herself in the role with a particular passion for identifying emerging risks and opportunities.
Catherine Dixon, CUO Allianz Commercial, commented: “I’m delighted to announce these two appointments. As we continue to shape our Commercial business, it’s crucial that we can count on the talent and expertise of our people and both Stuart and Helen bring not only experience to their new roles but also a great understanding of an ever-competitive market and changing world. We’re known for our technical excellence so I look forward to working with both of them in what is an exciting and challenging time for underwriting as we drive our ambitions forward.”