Allianz announces regional manager for Midlands and South West

Graham Stait

Allianz Commercial has appointed Graham Stait to the position of regional manager, Midlands and South West, Commercial Regions, effective 1 February.

In his new role, Graham will be responsible for leading the region, working with the branch trading operations, strengthening ties with local brokers and customers and driving new opportunities for the Midlands and South West team.

In his most recent position as Allianz’s head of claims operations and a member of the Allianz Claims Management Committee, Graham led the development of Allianz Claims’ operational strategy and was responsible for overseeing and delivering the claims service proposition. Since joining Allianz in 2008, Graham has held a variety of leadership roles across the organisation, including head of supply & experts and claims proposition and change manager.

Nick Hobbs, chief distribution and regions officer, Allianz Commercial, said: “I’m really pleased to welcome Graham to his role within Commercial Regions and I’m looking forward to the wide management expertise he will bring to the team, following his varied career at Allianz.

“The Midlands and South West is a key region. Graham’s appointment will help further our existing connections and great relationships with partners in the market, underpinned by our team’s expertise and excellent service proposition.”

Graham will join a team of four regional managers which also includes:

  • Chris Everett – North (Leeds, Newcastle, Manchester), Northern Ireland (Belfast) & Scotland (Glasgow)
  • Simon Hanley – South (Southampton, Chelmsford, Maidstone)
  • Tom Leonard – London, Lloyd’s & London Market Real Estate