It’s all change at the top for Allianz Partners UK and Ireland.
The company has today revealed that current CEO Tim Tozer will be moving into a non-executive chairman role from October 01 – and that he will be replaced in the hotseat by new chief executive for the UK and Ireland, Lee Taylor.
Set to report into regional CEO for Western Europe, Latin America and MEA Alexis Obligi, Taylor brings with him extensive knowledge having joined the group back in 2006 as head of warranty and service programmes. He has gone on to hold a number of management positions across the firm, including his current position as CSO for UK and Ireland. He was also credited with having “diversified and profitably grown” the business.
“I am delighted to have this opportunity to lead the UK and Ireland business as CEO,” he said. “My aspiration for the business is to continue the profitable growth established by Tim, while supporting our clients and consumers through some of the ongoing challenges facing our markets. Providing a stable environment for colleagues in these uncertain times will also be key in enabling them to deliver customer-centric services and peace of mind.”
As for Tozer, he began his career with Allianz Partners back in the early 2000s as a sales director, leaving the firm and then returning in September 2018 in the chief executive role. In his new position, he will step in for Mike Webb, who is retiring.
It was noted that both Tozer and Taylor would work closely together on a smooth transition, while a recruitment process for a new sales director is underway.