Sales appointment

Allianz Partners announces changes to its International Health senior sales team

September 16, 2020

Allianz Partners has announced details of a number of senior appointments within the sales team of its international health line of business, to enhance relationships with key stakeholders, with a particular emphasis on broker relations.

Allianz Partners Chief Sales Officer, International Health, David Myers has led the changes, following his appointment late last year. Among the new appointments and promotions, Alex Bender has been appointed Head of Client and Broker Relationship Management; Patrick Lawlor is now Head of Sales and Distribution for UK, Ireland and Northern Europe; and Craig Norrey takes on the role of Middle East and Africa (MEA) Regional Manager for individual, SME and mid-corporate business. 

Alex bender
Alex has been with Allianz for 14 years and most recently held the position of Global Head of Client Relationship Management, International Health. This new role will see Alex build on his existing relationships with clients, while also focusing on the international health business’s relationships with brokers across all regions. Alex holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Birmingham.
patric lawlor
Patrick has been working with Allianz for the past nine years, in both Dublin and Dubai, across various policy and sales-focused roles in the international health line of business. In his new role, Patrick will focus on monitoring and developing the regional sales strategy for new and existing business.

craig norrey
Craig joins Allianz Partners international health line of business with more than eight years of sales and broker experience in the MEA region, having previously held senior positions in AES International and Lifecare International. Craig’s new role will see him leverage his extensive knowledge to drive new business and increase the portfolio of clients in the MEA region.
In addition, Ciaran Finn joins the team as Business Performance Lead with responsibility for the Sales Technology & Intelligence unit. Moving from a previous operational role, Ciaran has been with Allianz for 8 years and has extensive experience in data-led business transformation and project management.
Speaking about the changes to the team, David Myers, Chief Sales Officer, International Health said; “It has been a privilege to take on the role of Chief Sales Officer within Allianz Partners’ international health business line, during a period of exciting change within the team. One of the strategic goals for our international health business is to become more broker-focused and to not only maintain, but to nurture the strong relationships we’ve developed in recent years across the global broker community. This restructuring of the sales team reiterates our commitment to the intermediary channel. Alex, Patrick, Craig and Ciaran bring extensive knowledge and experience to their new roles and I’m looking forward to working closely with each of them over the months and years ahead.”