Allianz strengthens SME and Corporate Partner team

Allianz Insurance has announced three new appointments across its SME and corporate partner team.

Taking up the position of SME branch manager, Hayley Colraine will be responsible for the Lancaster small business branch, working closely with Allianz branches and managing relationships with brokers and partners. Having joined Allianz in 2010 on Allianz’s graduate scheme, Hayley has an extensive knowledge of the business and the SME market. Hayley reports directly into Allianz’s head of SME and corporate partner distribution, Stephen Taylor.

Marie Doherty has been appointed to partnership manager for corporate partner. Marie has worked at Allianz for 12 years and moves to the position from her previous role as key account manager. She will take the lead on Allianz’s corporate partner arrangements.

In addition, with the effect from 1 November, Chris Long will join the SME and corporate partner team as partnership manager. Prior to this, Chris undertook the role of executive assistant to the Broker Markets directors. In his new role, Chris will drive Allianz’s profitable growth ambitions across corporate partner and SME.

Stephen Taylor, head of SME & corporate partner distribution, Allianz Insurance commented: “I am thrilled to be announcing three new appointments within to the SME and corporate partner team. It’s also extremely rewarding to be able to promote people from within, which is a testament to the talented people we have working at Allianz.

“Hayley, Marie and Chris all bring different qualities with them to their roles and I have no doubt that they will complement each other with their extensive knowledge and expertise. I wish them every success in their new roles”.