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Allianz continues to strengthen SME and Corporate Partner team

Press release   •   Oct 11, 2019 10:59 BST

Stephen Taylor, head of SME & corporate partner distribution

Allianz Insurance has announced three new appointments across its SME and corporate partner team.

Taking up the position of SME branch manager, Hayley Colraine will be responsible for the Lancaster small business branch, working closely with Allianz branches and managing relationships with brokers and partners. Having joined Allianz in 2010 on Allianz’s graduate scheme, Hayley has an extensive knowledge of the business and the SME market. Hayley reports directly into Allianz’s head of SME and corporate partner distribution, Stephen Taylor.

Marie Doherty has been appointed to partnership manager for corporate partner. Marie has worked at Allianz for 12 years and moves to the position from her previous role as key account manager. She will take the lead on Allianz’s corporate partner arrangements.

In addition, with the effect from 1 November, Chris Long will join the SME and corporate partner team as partnership manager. Prior to this, Chris undertook the role of executive assistant to the Broker Markets directors. In his new role, Chris will drive Allianz’s profitable growth ambitions across corporate partner and SME.

Stephen Taylor, head of SME & corporate partner distribution, Allianz Insurance commented:

“I am thrilled to be announcing three new appointments within to the SME and corporate partner team. It’s also extremely rewarding to be able to promote people from within, which is a testament to the talented people we have working at Allianz.

“Hayley, Marie and Chris all bring different qualities with them to their roles and I have no doubt that they will complement each other with their extensive knowledge and expertise. I wish them every success in their new roles”.


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.

The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with more than 92 million retail and corporate customers. 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 around 673 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage more than 1.4 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we hold the leading position for insurers in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2018, over 142,000 employees in more than 80 countries achieved total revenues of 131 billion euros and an operating profit of 11.5 billion euros for the group.

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

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This document includes forward-looking statements, such as prospects or expectations, that are based on management's current views and assumptions and subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results, performance figures, or events may differ significantly from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Deviations may arise due to changes in factors including, but not limited to, the following: (i) the general economic and competitive situation in the Allianz Group's core business and core markets, (ii) the performance of financial markets (in particular market volatility, liquidity, and credit events), (iii) the frequency and severity of insured loss events, including those resulting from natural catastrophes, and the development of loss expenses, (iv) mortality and morbidity levels and trends, (v) persistency levels, (vi) particularly in the banking business, the extent of credit defaults, (vii) interest rate levels, (viii) currency exchange rates, most notably the EUR/USD exchange rate, (ix) changes in laws and regulations, including tax regulations, (x) the impact of acquisitions including and related integration issues and reorganization measures, and (xi) the general competitive conditions that, in each individual case, apply at a local, regional, national, and/or global level. Many of these changes can be exacerbated by terrorist activities.

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