Allianz unveils new Commercial Branch Manager for Leeds and Newcastle


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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.”


About Allianz

Allianz Insurance is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz Group,  a leading integrated financial services provider and the largest property and casualty insurer in the world.  

The mission of Allianz Insurance is to be the outstanding competitor in our chosen markets by delivering products and services that our clients recommend, being a great company to work for and achieving the best combination of profit and growth. We aim to achieve this by putting the customer at the heart of everything we do. 

Allianz is able to offer customers a wide range of products and services including home and motor and commercial insurance with full range of products and service for sole traders' right up to large commercial organisations.  

Allianz Insurance employs over 4,500 people across a network of 20 offices in the UK and the company’s Head Office is situated in Guildford, Surrey.  Our heritage and financial strength help make Allianz what it is today; a safe and trusted partner. Over 40 FTSE100 companies partner with Allianz.  youTalk-insurance sharing Allianz Insurance news and video


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