Open GI and Powerplace appoint Hanks as Non-Executive Director

Open GI and PowerPlace appoint Hanks as Non-Executive Director
Pictured: Chris Guillaume, Group CEO

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.

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.

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.

“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.”

Commenting on the appointment Group CEO, Chris Guillaume said:

“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.”

Hanks added:

For more information about Open GI:

Helen Andrews
Group Head of Marketing & PR
Email: helen.andrews@www.opengi.co.uk

Notes to Editors:

Open GI is the leading technology partner to general insurance brokers in the UK and Irish markets. Its Core broking platform provides multi-line, multi-channel, multi-brand trading capability complemented by innovative ecommerce and mobile technologies. Open GI is part of the Open International Group alongside sister companies PowerPlace, Open GI London and Blue Fire Communications.

PowerPlace is an online commercial insurance marketplace, which distributes products electronically using technology from sister company, Open GI. PowerPlace is part of the Open International Group. The online marketplace is backed by leading insurance providers including AXA, ACE, Ageas, Covea, e-Underwriting, LV=, NIG, RSA, Zurich and Towergate Underwriting.