Allianz UK makes changes to senior leadership

Allianz UK has appointed Hanna Kam to the company as chief risk officer and promoted Jason Howes to the newly created role of chief transformation officer.

Additionally, John Berry, chief risk officer for Allianz UK, has decided to step down after around four years in the role.

The company said that the leadership changes reflect its ongoing strategic drive to grow and strengthen Allianz in the UK and follow recent steps to build wider consumer and market awareness of the Allianz brand.

Kam will join the company on 1 June, subject to regulatory approval. She joins Allianz UK from Hiscox where she was group chief risk officer for almost a decade.

Kam has over 25 years’ global experience in the insurance industry, having also previously held senior roles with EY and Zurich Australia.

Howes has worked at Allianz for over two decades and has almost 27 years’ industry experience. He previously worked as director of business transformation at Allianz.

In his new role Howes will oversee all large-scale change projects and initiatives in the Allianz UK business.

Kam and Howes will report to Colm Holmes, chief executive at Allianz Holdings.

“I’m delighted Hanna is joining us, she brings a wealth of global insurance industry experience and a compelling blend of board, risk and regulatory exposure,” Holmes said. “She has a track record of strong leadership and excels at delivering change and results in complex environments.”

He continued: “And as we move our business forward, it is imperative that we continue to manage major change projects effectively, so we have created a new role of chief transformation officer, which I am delighted to welcome Jason into. He’s achieved a huge amount at Allianz and I’m sure he will continue to do so.”

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