Allianz unveils new commercial branch manager for Leeds and Newcastle

Posted: 20 January 2022


From 1 January, Karen will lead the underwriting and distribution teams across Leeds and Newcastle, to deliver excellent, market leading relationships, service and products to broker partners and end customers.

Having first joined Allianz in 2004, Karen has fulfilled many roles within the company, mainly within the claims team, where she was for 14 years. Most recently, she was a regional manager for Allianz’s engineering, construction and power (EC&P) division.

Last week, Allianz announced that the commercial regions and engineering businesses will from now on be more closely aligned. The UK operations will be overseen by four regional managers who have all been given enhanced roles to include looking after EC&P matters as well as commercial distribution and broker service.

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Chris Everett, regional manager for North, who Karen will be reporting to said:

“I am very happy to welcome Karen to the role of branch manager for Leeds and Newcastle, and I look forward to working very closely with her.

“Creating a branch manager role in Leeds and Newcastle highlights our commitment to increasing our visibility and wanting to grow in these markets, Karen will play a very important role in fulfilling our ambitions of being the go-to insurer of choice for all our lines of business across Leeds and Newcastle.”

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.

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