Allianz Commercial announces management changes

Gavin Dollings, previously casualty and construction manager, will replace the recently-retired Bruce Fertnig as South East regional manager with responsibility for the Woking, Maidstone and Southampton operations, he will be based at the Company's Woking office.

Meanwhile, Ibi Moghraby has been promoted to the role of branch manager, Maidstone, following Jeremy Trott's appointment as head of strategic innovation at the Company's Guildford head office. Ibi is currently a development manager in Birmingham, following completion of his Corporate Graduate Programme.

Ibi will be replaced by fellow former graduate, Mike Thomas, who has recently completed 18 months as executive assistant to Chris Hanks, having previously been business change manager for the Allianz Claims division.

Commenting on the new appointments, Simon McGinn, director broker markets, Allianz Commercial, said: "The leadership skills of our people are a key element in outperforming our competitors, as such, I am delighted that we are able to make these managerial appointments from our existing talent pool. These changes underline the investment that Allianz Commercial continues to make in its business and the development of its talent; I look forward to seeing Gavin, Ibi and Mike drive business forward in their new roles."

All appointments will take effect from May 1, 2009.