Neil Brettell becomes insurer’s new head of retail following Dye’s promotion to chief executive

Allianz UK has appointed Neil Brettell as general manager of its retail business.

Brettell fills a role previously occupied by Jon Dye, who became Allianz UK’s chief executive in June following the departure of previous chief executive Andrew Torrance.

Brettell joined Allianz in September 2007 as commercial director for Allianz Personal.

Following the creation of the retail division, he initially took responsibility for market management and direct.

In 2010, he was made director, speciality and direct with responsibility for Petplan, direct and musical insurance.

“Neil has a proven track record of success at Allianz and I am delighted to make an internal appointment as leader of Allianz’s retail business.”

Brettell added: “The Allianz retail team has achieved excellent results in the past five years and built a strong platform for future success.

I’m very proud to have been part of such a high-performing business and the opportunity to now lead such a strong and ambitious group of people is a very exciting prospect which I’m greatly looking forward to.”