Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty (AGCS) has announced the appointment of Scott Sayce as global head of cyber, effective 1 September 2021.
Based in London, he will be responsible for steering AGCS’s cyber underwriting business as well as leading the group-wide Cyber Centre of Competence of Allianz which is embedded into AGCS.
Sayce will report to Shanil Williams, global head of financial lines, and will succeed Dr. Catharine Richter, current global head of Cyber Centre of Competence for AGCS and Allianz Group, who will move into a new role within Allianz Group.
He joins the business from AXA where he has held various increasingly senior leadership roles after joining in 2017. He started out as global chief underwriting officer cyber within AXA’s corporate solutions division, while also being group chief underwriting officer for Cyber.
In 2018 he was appointed group head of cyber, and subsequently, group head of financial lines and cyber. Prior to AXA, Sayce was the head of the cyber, technology and life science divisions for CNA Hardy.
Tony Buckle, AGCS’s chief underwriting officer corporate says: “A huge thank you to Catharina Richter for her leadership of the Cyber Centre of Competence and her contribution to the further evolution of our cyber underwriting approach and product offering. A warm welcome also to Scott Sayce – he is a leading expert in the field of cyber underwriting, with significant global experience and he will help drive this key part of our business forward for AGCS and for the wider Allianz Group.”