Kate McKenzie appointed to the Board of Allianz Australia

Sydney, 30 September 2011

Ms Kate McKenzie has been appointed to the Board of Allianz Australia Limited and its various subsidiaries, as from 1 January 2012, the Chairman of Allianz Australia Limited, John Curtis announced today.

Kate brings a most experienced background working in both the Public and Private Sectors. She was formerly Director General of the NSW Department of Industrial Relations and the NSW Department of Commerce, having previously been General Manager of WorkCover Authority NSW and Deputy Director-General of the NSW Cabinet Office.

Subsequently she moved to Telstra in 2004 as Managing Director Regulatory and has since that time had a variety of Group Managing Director roles in Telstra involving strategic management. She is currently Group Managing Director, Telstra Innovation, Products and Marketing.

John Curtis said that “we are delighted that Kate McKenzie is joining our Board. She brings a wealth of Private and Public Sector experience with a most impressive background in reforming the WorkCover Authority in NSW resulting in a reduced deficit of $1 billion over 2 years, which was delivered through improved processes reducing legal complexity whilst increasing benefits to injured workers.”

Ms McKenzie commented that “Allianz Australia is part of one of the World’s leading integrated financial services providers, Allianz SE, which is head quartered in Munich and I look forward to being part of a most successful Group internationally and in Australia “.

Terry Towell, Managing Director of Allianz Australia Limited said that “we look forward to Kate joining our Board. Her understanding and knowledge of the future forms of communications and technologies will also assist us in developing better communications strategies. This should enable us to deliver solutions for our customers that make it easier and more efficient for them to do business with us.”

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