Allianz Holdings names Alison Rayner as chief Compliance and Corporate Affairs Officer

Posted: 25 August 2022


In this role, Alison will be responsible for setting a clear strategy for the organisation in terms of compliance and conduct relating to customer, clients, reputation, assets and the interests of stakeholders, as well as corporate and regulatory affairs.

Alison joins Allianz from Aviva where she is currently group compliance and financial crime risk director. Prior to this, Alison has also worked at RSA, BGL and Direct Line Group and is highly experienced in all aspects of compliance.

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In her new role, Alison will report to Colm Holmes, CEO, Allianz Holdings, who comments: “I’m delighted to be welcoming Alison to this new position. The appointment of a chief compliance and corporate affairs officer continues Allianz’s investment in our second line of defence and builds on the great work already undertaken and ongoing in our Compliance team. Alison has an impressive track record and strong reputation in our market and is an extremely valuable addition to our Executive Committee.”

Alison Rayner added: “This is a very exciting time to be joining Allianz and helping to play a part in developing its compliance strategy. The team at Allianz share my passion for doing the right thing for the customer and I will be championing that approach whilst setting a strategy for the business to navigate the fast-changing regulatory environment.”

The appointment is subject to regulatory approval.

The information contained in this press release relates to Allianz Insurance plc. Allianz Insurance plc is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz Group.

About Allianz Holdings plc

Allianz Holdings plc is the non-regulated holding company which owns the principal insurance operations of Allianz SE in Great Britain.

About Allianz

The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with more than 100 million* private and corporate customers in more than 70 countries. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz is one of the world’s largest investors, managing 790 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage 1.7 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we are amongst the leaders in the insurance industry in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2021, over 150,000 employees achieved total revenues of 148.5 billion euros and an operating profit of 13.4 billion euros for the group.

These assessments are, as always, subject to the disclaimer provided below. 

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