Allianz Ireland Appoints Geoff Sparling as CCO

1 min read     October 5th, 2021

Allianz Ireland has announced the appointment of Geoff Sparling as Chief Customer Officer with immediate effect.

Geoff’s new role will see him be responsible for Allianz’s future sales and distribution channels spanning both intermediated and direct customers. As part of this role, he will deliver for customers and brokers by continuously driving change at Allianz.  Geoff  will also focus on growing the business through offering more customer centric approaches, processes and products for Allianz in Ireland.

Prior to this Geoff served as the Head of Customer Retail for Allianz, where he led a team of 130 people in intermediated and direct distribution programmes for the organisation’s retail lines. In that role he was responsible for meeting customer and partner needs across all distribution channels. He also served as Allianz’s Controller for Financial Reporting and Associate CFO, where he led the Finance, Actuarial and Risk Management teams.

Geoff has previously served as a board chairman for the Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland (MIBI), and is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI).

Sean McGrath, Chief Executive Officer at Allianz Ireland said: "I am delighted to announce Geoff as our new Chief Customer Officer. He has achieved a huge amount of success already in Allianz and has been integral to driving growth in our retail division in Ireland. I look forward to continuing to work with him and focusing on profitable growth, while driving further enhancements to our commercial and retail brokers and customers.”

Commenting on his appointment, Geoff Sparling said, “I am honored to be appointed as the new Chief Customer Officer for Allianz Ireland. Having worked in Allianz for over 20 years, I have been part of a great team responsible for creating positive  experiences and winning solutions for customers and brokers alike. We have an incredible customer and broker base in Ireland, and I look forward to supporting their needs and ambition with dynamic and strategic change across our retail and enterprise business.”