Open GI and PowerPlace have today announced the appointment of Chris Hanks to its main Board as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. Mr Hanks was previously General Manager of Allianz Commercial.
Commenting on the appointment Group CEO, Chris Guillaume said "Combining the technology asset of Open GI with the distribution vehicle of PowerPlace in February of last year was a strategic game-changer for our Group. As we further expand our footprint in the UK General Insurance sector, Chris will bring valuable Insurance experience to our Board that will help drive unique distribution opportunities for our insurer partners through our innovative broker technologies."
Chris Hanks joined Allianz in 1999 and retired from the business in September of 2013. In 2010 he was elected as President of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
Hanks added: "I am delighted to be joining the team at Open GI and PowerPlace at such an exciting time. Open GI has long established itself as a technological leader and the potential for PowerPlace is huge. I look forward to contributing to the Group's ongoing growth and continued success."