Follow Allianz Insurance plc

ALLIANZ COMMERCIAL ANNOUNCES REGIONAL MANAGEMENT CHANGES

Press Release   •   Jul 10, 2015 10:18 BST

Colin Bates, Allianz’s Midlands and South West regional manager, will be retiring from the business with effect from 30 September 2015.

Colin has had a longstanding career with the insurer having started at its head office in Guildford in 1997. In 2003 he made the move to Birmingham where he took on the regional manager position.

Andrew Broughton, director broker markets, Allianz Commercial, commented: “Our broker network is critical to our success as it allows us to strengthen ties with local brokers and customers. Over the last 12 years, Colin has worked tirelessly to establish lasting relationships in the region transforming our Midlands and West team into one of the most profitable and credible players in the market.”

Jason Howes, who is currently development manager based in Birmingham, will take over the reins from Colin. Jason’s new role will be effective 1 October 2015.

Jason has a strong history with Allianz having joined as a commercial underwriter in the Birmingham office, before moving to Luton. While at the Luton branch, Jason worked in a number of roles including business developer, key account developer and development manager. Jason also held the position of propositions manager (market management) at Allianz’s head office before moving into his current role.

Andrew added: “We are delighted that we have been able to fill such an important role from within our own ranks. I am sure that Jason will ably step into the void left by Colin and will continue to build and strengthen Allianz’s presence in the region.”

Allianz are currently in the process of appointing a replacement for Jason. 

ENDS

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.

Around 85 million private and corporate customers rely on Allianz's knowledge, global reach, capital strength and solidity to help them make the most of financial opportunities and to avoid and safeguard themselves against risks. In 2014, over 147,000 employees in more than 70 countries achieved total revenues of approximately 122.3bn euros.

For further information contact:

David Moore-Crouch, Communications Officer, Allianz Insurance

Tel: 01483 465 227
Mob: 07711021748
Email: david.moore-crouch@allianz.co.uk

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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