Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS), Allianz Group’s specialist carrier for corporate insurance business, has expanded its crisis management team with the appointment of Simon Weaver to the role of Senior Underwriter for product recall for regional unit London (RUL), which includes the UK, Ireland, Dubai, Russia, the Nordic Region, Australia and New Zealand. Based in London and reporting to Stewart Eaton, Regional Head of Product Recall, Simon brings extensive expertise to the team.
Simon Weaver joins after over a decade working at global risk consulting firm red24. Over the last number of years, Simon assisted with the development of red24’s Product Risks division specializing in the provision of auditing, training, testing and 24/7 crisis incident solutions. In his role as Commercial Manager, Simon was involved in developing the global consultant network as well as managing all commercial activities with clients to include insurance, food and beverage, consumer goods and auto component clients. Simon has been involved in supporting the management of a number of complex recall cases to include the horsemeat scandal in 2013 as well as a number of large contamination and malicious tamper related issues. Simon regularly speaks at industry events on issues including product recall trends.