Jeremy has a varied background, having joined Commercial Union over 20 years ago on their graduate training programme where he spent 11 years, surviving two mergers to be appointed as Maidstone Sales and Underwriting Manager in 2003.
After profitably growing this account, Jeremy moved across to Allianz in January 2006 where as well as picking up the sales and underwriting site, he has his first experience of managing a large operation when he was responsible for handling the Allianz SME business. In May 2009, he moved into Allianz’s head office and successfully managed an Innovation & Strategy team looking across the whole of Allianz UK where he and his team drove out in excess of £10m worth of annualised savings a year earlier than planned.
After 3 years in this role, Jeremy moved back into his current role of Head of Operations for Claims, which gives responsibility to him for driving the operational delivery of the claims service from around 700 employees from three sites in the UK and one in Trivandrum in India.
During his 7 years in this role, the operational environment has been through a radical overhaul with significant organisational change including the closure of offices and the expansion of the offshoring team accompanied by the digitalisation of the customer journey, the implementation of a new IT system and the introduction of the Robotics programme into Allianz UK claims.
As well as his Allianz responsibilities, after 5 years on the CII Claims Faculty board, he has recently been appointed Non-Executive Director of the recently formed Society of Claims Professionals where he is able to combine his passion for developing professionalism in the industry with supporting training & development of the societies’ members.
Jeremy lives in Kent with his wife and two children and when outside of work, enjoys spending time with them and watching and taking part in a variety of sports.