Fernley Dyson will take over as Allianz CFO from next year

Allianz has announced that Fernley Dyson will be its next chief financial officer.

Dyson is currently with Ageas, but will take up his new role with Allianz from 1 January 2019.

He will replace Mark Churchlow, who is retiring after almost 30 years with Allianz.

Dyson has been chief financial officer at Ageas since January 2012, when he joined the firm. Prior to that, Dyson spent seven years at Aviva.

Chief executive of Allianz, Jon Dye, said: “We are delighted that Fernley is joining our management board to take on the leadership of our Finance teams. He brings with him a wealth of experience in the insurance sector and has a strong track record in the fields of professional and financial services.

“I would also like to go on record to thank Mark for his tremendous contribution to Allianz over a considerable period, including holding the posts of chief actuary and CFO. Mark has played a key role in building our business including, most recently, the strategic partnership with LV=.”

The appointment is subject to regulatory approval.