Wanda Phillips Appointed North American Regional Head of Entertainment

Press Release | December 6, 2018 | New York
Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty® (AGCS) announced today that Wanda Phillips will take on responsibility as the new North America Regional Head of Entertainment, effective January 1, 2019. Based in New York, Phillips will report directly to Henning Haagen, Northeast Zone Executive and NA Regional Head of Specialty Lines. Phillips will replace Sue McGuirl who has left Allianz to pursue opportunities outside of the organization.

Phillips will be responsible for leading North American underwriting teams in support of Entertainment’s global product strategies. She joined AGCS in 2016 as a Senior Underwriting Team Leader responsible for establishing and overseeing the New York underwriting group. Phillips has more than 25 years of industry experience in insurance underwriting and management, including tenure with Entertainment Brokers International, AON, Chubb and OneBeacon Entertainment. She has particular expertise in Entertainment insurance across a variety of disciplines, including film, television, advertising wrap-ups and contingency insurance.

“I’m pleased that Wanda will take over the leadership of our North American Entertainment portfolio and trust that under her leadership the business will be further strengthened and developed,” said Haagen. “Wanda has the full support of our organization and will be a most welcome addition to our leadership team within North American Specialty Lines.”

Added Lauren Bailey, Global Head of Entertainment, AGCS, “This is an exciting time for us within the Entertainment division as we continue a journey to evolve and expand our NA business. Today we are recognized as the benchmark in our industry and I have no doubt that will only be made stronger through Wanda’s leadership.”

Wanda Phillips
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is the Allianz Group's dedicated carrier for corporate and specialty insurance business. AGCS provides insurance and risk consultancy across the whole spectrum of specialty, alternative risk transfer and corporate business: Marine, Aviation (incl. Space), Energy, Engineering, Entertainment, Financial Lines (incl. D&O), Liability, Mid-Corporate and Property insurance (incl. International Insurance Programs).

Worldwide, AGCS operates with its own teams in 34 countries and through the Allianz Group network and partners in over 210 countries and territories, employing almost 4,700 people of 70 nationalities. AGCS provides insurance solutions to more than three quarters of the Fortune Global 500 companies, writing a total of €7.4 billion gross premium worldwide in 2017.

AGCS SE is rated AA by Standard & Poor’s and A+ by A.M. Best.
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