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Press Release   •   Mar 09, 2012 12:55 GMT

Allianz Commercial is pleased to announce that it has strengthened its property team with the promotions of Karen Johnson and Stephen Cornforth, and the appointment of Chris Kraushaar.

Karen Johnson, who has worked for the Company for 11 years, will take on the role of property manager. Based in London, she will be responsible for new business development as well as large case management, and will also act as a senior referral point.

Stephen Cornforth has been appointed property underwriting manager in London. Previously property & casualty manager for the Chelmsford branch, he will now be responsible for the growth and profit of Allianz Commercial’s London property account. The role will also entail acting as the technical focal point for property underwriting at London, Luton and Chelmsford branches.

Chris Kraushaar will take on the role of property manager in the Manchester branch, where he will be responsible for the profitable development of the property account as well as strategy setting and planning. 

Catherine Dixon, property and risk control manager, Allianz Commercial said: “Commercial property is a challenging market in the current climate but these changes confirm our commitment to seeking out the profitable opportunities that do exist. We have a long-established regional network that keeps both underwriters and decision-makers close to the customer and the technical expertise that Karen, Steve and Chris bring to the table will be of huge benefit to our business relationships in these regions.”


Notes to Editors:

Allianz Insurance is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz SE Group, the largest property and casualty insurer worldwide.

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