Allianz Insurance has appointed David Richards to the role of director of IT.
Reporting to chief operating officer Stephanie Smith, David will be responsible for the delivery of all IT services.
Prior to joining Allianz, David was responsible for the global provision of IT services for MS Amlin as their chief information officer. He had previously led the IT separation and migration programme for Direct Line and a transformation programme for the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. He also enjoyed 11 years at Accenture, the last two of which as a senior executive .
For the last nine months, David has been leading the Allianz Insurance IT function in an interim capacity.
Stephanie Smith, Chief operating officer, Allianz Insurance commented: “David has been doing a fantastic job and I’m delighted to announce his appointment as the director of IT. Allianz is undergoing huge and exciting changes at the moment and David’s knowledge and experience will be invaluable as we look to 2020 and beyond.”