Stephanie Smith to step down as COO of Allianz Holdings


Allianz Holdings has announced that chief operations officer Stephanie Smith is stepping down, effective 31 December 2021, to pursue fresh opportunities.

Stephanie joined Allianz Insurance in 2009 as a senior IT manager, quickly moving on to become director, operations for its Retail Division. In 2016 she was appointed chief operations officer, joining the Management Board. In that capacity she oversaw the complex programme of work following the acquisition of LV= GI, through the joint venture phase and into 100% ownership. More recently, Stephanie has led Allianz’s operational response to the pandemic and has been instrumental in designing Allianz’s return to office programme and New Work Model.

Jon Dye, CEO of Allianz Holdings, said: “Stephanie has played a key role in the success of our business during a period of challenging and exciting changes. On behalf of all of my colleagues at Allianz, I would like to thank her for the significant contribution she has made to the success of our business over the last 12 years and wish her all the best for the future.”

Stephanie Smith said: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at Allianz and while I am sad to leave, it is now my time to move on and seek out fresh challenges. It has been a real honour to work with such great people and for such a strong global and UK business.”

The appointment of Stephanie’s successor will be addressed by incoming Allianz Holdings CEO Colm Holmes once he joins Allianz in December, and an announcement will be made in due course.

Authored by Allianz 


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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