Allianz Insurance has appointed Matt Pask (pictured left) and Chris Long (pictured right) as distribution managers for Chelmsford and Glasgow, respectively.
Both are alumni of Allianz’s graduate schemes, with Pask joining the Corporate Management Trainee scheme in 2014, and Long joining the Commercial Insurance Grad Programme in 2015, a statement by Allianz outlined.
Since completing the programme, Pask has held various positions in Leeds, Woking and Guildford. Having joined the Chelmsford branch, he will oversee the distribution strategy and engagement with the local insurance market.
Meanwhile, Long held several key roles and was most recently based in Guildford, as partnerships manager within the SME business.
Sarah Mallaby, director of broker markets, Allianz Insurance, said that the appointments demonstrate Allianz’s commitment to nurturing new talent.
“In a few years, these talented individuals have gone from a trainee graduate scheme, to a position of real responsibility,” Mallaby said. “That is a real testament of their skills and of Allianz’s commitment to invest in the future of this industry.
“With times as they are, with continued restrictions and lockdowns, it is now more important than ever that communication and clarity with brokers is maintained. That’s why we are developing our skills still and promoting the best people to fill those broker facing roles.”