Reporter, Insurance Age
Cristina joined Insurance Age in 2021, after having received her master’s degree in broadcast journalism from City, University of London.
She moved to the UK in 2019 from Bucharest, Romania, where she used to work as a reporter for a national newspaper, covering breaking news, politics, and current affairs, and as a translator at a national radio station.
In her free time, Cristina likes to read fantasy novels and study foreign languages, having also worked as an English and French teacher for a Japanese language platform.
CFO Burkhard Keese will take on the role of COO while Bob James, director of marker transformation, will be responsible for the delivery of the company's Blueprint Two programme.
Dickson director Gavin Mitchell told Insurance Age that the broker would acquire more businesses in 2022 as well as recruit more people for its growing commercial team.
Ensuring that clients’ cover and sums insured are kept under regular review costs will be a “dominant theme”, but the Society also pointed out the opportunities new talent brings.
The acquisition of Clegg Gifford will offer Markerstudy access to the Lloyd’s market, a step which it deems 'integral' to its expansion strategy.
The rating service also predicted moderate premium growth for the insurer.
Gerry Ross, Allianz’s head of commercial motor, tells Insurance Age all about the state of the market this year, what technology developments brokers should be looking out for, and how 2022 is shaping up.