Allianz Partners New Zealand announces two new executive appointments, with Brian Lenehan appointed as Chief Underwriting Officer and David Wallace as Chief Sales Officer. These two executives further enhance Allianz Partners New Zealand’s strong market presence and will support a generation of future growth, as the company brings additional products and services to New Zealand.
Allianz Partners New Zealand, based in Takapuna, provides New Zealand customers assistance services, travel insurance, event insurance, pet insurance and student insurance products, through their local and international business partners.
Brian brings over 25 years of insurance industry experience to Allianz Partners New Zealand, with a specialisation in life insurance. Until recently, Brian was Co-Chair of the Financial Services Council Life Insurance Committee. Brian is a qualified actuary, and is a current member of the New Zealand Society of Actuaries (NZSA) Professional Conduct Committee and former member of the NZSA Council. Brian has extensive expertise and skills in pricing, product development and management of insurance products. He was previously at AMP where he was responsible for pricing and analytics.
“I’m excited to join an integral player in New Zealand’s insurance industry. I am looking forward to working with the team at Allianz Partners New Zealand to help continue to deliver quality customer-centric offers. The business continues to have strong and sustainable growth built on strong service, quality product offerings and technological innovation," Mr Lenehan said.
With over 15 years of experience within financial services, David has comprehensive market knowledge. His previous roles include Head of Contemporary Wealth Management and Head of Wealth Management Transformation at AMP New Zealand. David has also contributed extensively to the wider financial service industry, having held roles including the Deputy Chair of Workplace Savings NZ, Chair of the Financial Services Council’s Strategic Research and Data & Insights Committees and as a member of the Financial Service Council’s Investment Committee.
“I am proud to be joining Allianz Partners New Zealand. My focus will be on continuing the business’ strong record as the leading travel insurance provider for New Zealanders, while growing and adapting our offering to maintain an edge in a competitive market,” Mr Wallace said.
Renato Mattos, Chief Executive Officer, Allianz Partners New Zealand, explained the appointment of both Brian and David to these crucial roles within their New Zealand operations will further cement Allianz Partners as the leader in travel insurance within New Zealand.
“We are thrilled to welcome Brian and David to the Allianz Partners New Zealand leadership team. These two experienced insurance practitioners will strengthen many of our core services and set us up for success as we explore new lines of business.
"Both have extensive expertise and are renowned for their contributions to the industry. Under their respective guidance Allianz Partners New Zealand will continue to provide protection and care for our customers and partners in New Zealand,” Mr Mattos said.