Allianz Commercial boosts regions team with three distribution hires
Allianz Commercial has enhanced its distribution team with three internal promotions
Victoria Ashman has been promoted to the position of strategic account manager, responsible for a number of national broker relationships. Vic has a strong distribution background and an excellent understanding of the Commercial business through her role as regional operations manager for the South Region.
At the same time, Jane Bond becomes distribution manager for the Bristol and Cardiff branches, while Jess Kingdon starts in the same role at the Maidstone office. They will each lead a team of business developers to drive business forward, while orchestrating the delivery of the financial and operational targets of their respective branches.
Vic has worked 10 years for Allianz, with a short half-way stint for a life and accident cover provider in Dubai. At Allianz, her roles have evolved from client services to account management and development, then team leadership and regional operations management.
Jane has also worked for Allianz for 10 years, initially within sales and training roles before joining what is now Commercial Regions as a senior team leader for the Bristol and Cardiff development team.
Jess joined Allianz’s small business team in Maidstone nearly seven years ago. Since then, she has been an underwriter in Woking and Maidstone, before becoming a business developer for the engineering business in the Southern Region. She was most recently a senior business developer for the Maidstone Commercial Branch.
Mike Thomas, director of distribution at Allianz Insurance, said of the new strategic account manager and distribution managers: “Thanks to our in-house talent development, we’re able to fill these three key market-facing roles internally, which is great. We’re very pleased and excited to bring Vic, Jane and Jess to the forefront of our distribution operations.
“All three know the business inside out and show solid customer and service ethos. They bring the best of Allianz to our broker partners, while also supporting and developing our talent. Over the next three years, we have strong growth ambitions and the appointments of Vic, Jane and Jess give me confidence we will deliver better service to more brokers moving forward.”
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