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Allianz revamps broker management team

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Allianz has announced significant changes to its broker and agency management team with the creation of three new roles.

The new positions – GM Broker Distribution; GM Consumer, SME and Platform Solutions; and National Manager Strategy and Key Partnerships – will report directly to Chief GM David Hosking.

Glen Drinnan, previously GM Corporate and NZ, has been appointed to the GM Broker Distribution role, while recruitment is under way for the GM Consumer, SME and Platform Solutions position.

A National Manager Strategy and Key Partnerships role will also be recruited, but in the interim National Strategic Relationship Manager Bill Lezes and National Manager Sales Programs and Customer Experience Alison Brough will report directly to Mr Hosking.

An Allianz spokesman told the previous structure was organised around segments, with commercial and corporate GMs.

Now those roles have been integrated into the GM Broker Distribution position, with some aspects, such as SME and key partnerships, being separated for particular focus with their own specific roles.

The departures of former commercial GM Denis Morrissey and former national manager key partners Chris Lynch, announced in July, are expected to have played a part in the decision to restructure the business.

All other areas of the broker and agency business including Allianz Tailored Solutions; Hunter Premium Funding; Risk and Compliance; and Distribution Finance and Planning, remain broadly unchanged.

More details in our regular bulletin on Monday.