Allianz Insurance is happy to announce that Karen Boothroyd has been appointed to the newly created position of commercial branch manager for Leeds and Newcastle.
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.
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.”