Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty® (AGCS) announced today that Maggie Beattie has been named underwriting manager for entertainment, Canada, effective July 11. In this role, Beattie will report directly to Ulrich Kadow, chief agent for Canada, with a matrix reporting line to Susan McGuirl, head of entertainment, North America. Based in Toronto, she will be responsible for leading the region’s dedicated entertainment underwriting team and will have ownership of key accounts as well as general oversight of broker and client relationships.
“Our priority is to continue to build strong Entertainment divisions to support our local markets throughout North America, as well as globally,” said McGuirl. “We’re excited to welcome an accomplished professional such as Maggie who possesses the knowledge, experience and dedication needed to expand our visibility and share within this key region.”
Beattie, who has more than a decade of experience in the commercial insurance industry, joined Allianz in 2014 as an underwriting specialist where she was responsible for portfolio development of multiple business lines throughout the Canadian market. She was also the strategic underwriting and service contact for distribution partners throughout the zone. Prior to this, Beattie was a trading underwriter for RSA Canada, where she was the key account manager for top national brokers as well as a mentor and coach to junior underwriting staff. Beattie also held several roles at GCAN Insurance and began her insurance career at AIG.
A graduate of York University in Toronto, Beattie also completed accelerated development programs in property training with The RSA Technical Academy in London.
“We’re pleased to appoint Maggie from within the Allianz family to this strategic position in Canada,” added Kadow. “Her comprehensive and customer-based approach is a direct reflection of our organizational values and she will hit the ground running.”