Jeff and Jim join Allianz Partners

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Allianz Partners has made two new appointments.

Jeff Wright has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO), succeeding Diane Babson, while Jim O’Connor is now Head of Operations ─ a new position created as part of the company’s expanding operations division.

With more than 15 years’ experience in the insurance industry, Jeff is well placed to fill the CFO role. He is responsible for driving and implementing the financial business strategy for the Global Travel line of business and the US and Canadian business units. He was previously CFO of the US life insurance division at Genworth Financial, where he led a direct finance and actuarial team of 130 associates.

Jim is equally well suited to his role, with more than 20 years’ experience in the field. He previously worked in the financial services industry, redesigning processes to improve customer experience and reduce complexity and costs. As Head of Operations at Allianz Partners, he is responsible for the strategic planning and execution of operations initiatives that support business objectives.