Simon McGinn / Chief Executive, Allianz Insurance - Commercial

Simon McGinn, CEO, sits on the UK PLC and UK Management Boards and has responsibility for the Allianz UK Commercial business.

He has been in insurance for 29 years having joined Commercial Union as a graduate trainee and has worked in a variety of roles in the UK General Insurance market since including business development, operations management and strategic integration projects.

He joined Allianz in 2004 as a Trading Director. Since joining Allianz he has taken on a number of different responsibilities at Executive level as part of the Commercial and Personal businesses.  Over the last 17 years Allianz’s business has grown consistently and made market leading underwriting returns in the UK market.  The business has a reputation for stability and consistency of approach that has enabled it to out perform its rivals.

In 2013 he was appointed to the UK Management Board of Allianz as General Manager for Commercial Division and led the business through a revision of its strategy and approach to market, driving a modernisation of the business’ core operating model.  In May 2016, he was appointed to the role of General Manager for Commercial and Personal businesses with responsibility for all of Allianz UK’s market strategy and trading business operations.

He was appointed as CEO for Allianz Commercial and joined the Allianz PLC Board in July 2021 following a restructure of the UK Holdings business.