Ben brings to the role extensive industry and business-specific knowledge, with almost two decades’ marine insurance experience, with nine of those years at AM&T across a variety of sales, underwriting and management roles. Ben currently holds the role of General Manager, Underwriting, where he has been responsible for delivering market-leading customer service, which builds on the Underwriting proposition at AM&T.
Commenting on Ben’s appointment, Allianz Australia, General Manager, Underwriting Agencies, Jenny Bax said: “Ben’s deep knowledge of marine insurance combined with his diligence and overall passion for the industry and for AM&T, makes him a natural fit as the agency’s new leader. I look forward to continuing to work with Ben, in a new capacity, and upholding AM&T as a trusted partner to insurance brokers and their clients.”
“I would also like to thank Stephen Ford for his enormous contribution to AM&T in his role as CEO for the past decade, in which he helped establish AM&T’s high-performing team in this complex industry segment. Stephen’s unwavering dedication will be missed by the Allianz family and he leaves with our best wishes.” said Jenny.
In response, Ben said: “I am very proud to be taking on the role of CEO, and maintaining AM&T’s continuity and consistency during a time of ongoing industry change. AM&T is a key part of the intermediated distribution strategy for Allianz in Australia; and the AM&T team and I look forward to sustaining our market position by continuing to enhance and adapt the successful business that has flourished under Steve’s leadership.
“Fostering our partner relationships will continue to be our priority. We look forward to continuing to provide the responsiveness and service that our brokers and customers need and expect, developing our people, and of course working closely alongside our One Allianz partners.” said Ben.
AM&T is an Underwriting Agency of Allianz, offering specialist products and service in the Australian marine and transit insurance market. For more information on this announcement or in relation to AM&T, please contact us.