Allianz AGCS strengthens Global Aviation Team
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has added to its growing global team.
Matthew Farrell will assume a new global role as global aviation executive. Tom Fadden will take on the role of regional head of aviation for the Regional Unit London with immediate effect. He also retains his current role as global airline product leader, part of the Chief Underwriting Office. Mike Hansen has been named regional head of aviation for North America. He will be based in Toronto.
“Aviation continues to advance our global reach and these key appointments help further support our ability to offer a seamless, ‘One Aviation’ offering to the Aviation market across the globe.”
Henning Haagen, global head of aviation said: “Aviation continues to advance our global reach and these key appointments help further support our ability to offer a seamless, ‘One Aviation’ offering to the Aviation market across the globe. With these appointments, we have the combined expertise and experience in place to support the delivery of a high quality offering and further cement our position as a global leader in the aviation market.”
Matthew Farrell was previously regional head of aviation, Allianz AGCS London for 10 years. He joined Allianz AGCS in 2004 as an airline underwriting manager. Prior to joining Allianz, he was a senior underwriter at Global Aerospace and also held a number of roles at Willis Group within the Aviation division spanning 20 years.
Tom Fadden will be responsible for leading the aviation business in RUL and supporting the global ‘One Aviation’ approach in addition to his role as Global Airline Product Leader CUO. He will report to Carsten Scheffel, chief regions & markets officer and member of the Board of Management and Brian Kirwan, AGCS UK chief executive officer, with a matrix reporting line to Henning Haagen, global head of aviation.
Fadden has been with Allianz for 12 years in a variety of aviation roles. With nearly 30 years of aviation insurance experience, Fadden joined British Aviation Insurance Group/Global Aerospace where he held roles as product underwriter and senior airline underwriter.
Carsten Scheffel said: “Congratulations to Tom and Matthew on their new roles as we globally strengthen our aviation team. Our aim is to ensure we are best organised for the company’s future prosperity. The fact that Tom and Matthew have been appointed from within the team demonstrates the depth of underwriting and leadership talent we have here in AGCS.”
Mike Hansen joins Allianz with more than 33 years in the aviation insurance industry and possesses a wide range of both broking and underwriting experience. Most recently he was deputy chief underwriting officer (CUO) at XL Catlin Aerospace where he worked closely with the Global CUO. Heansen has worked in both London and Canada. Prior to joining Catlin, he held underwriting positions at AIG and Markel. He began his career as an aviation broker at C E Heath & Leslie & Godwin.
John Barnwell, regional head of speciality lines added: “We are pleased to welcome someone of Mike’s caliber to Allianz and to the North America Aviation team. His significant experience in the Aviation insurance industry and expertise will be of great benefit to this critical role for our region as well as globally.”