"Ben has done a terrific job over the last six months as our interim CIO and I’m happy to announce that he is now stepping into the role on a permanent basis."
- Ashish Patel, chief operating officer at Allianz UK
Benjamin Turner joined Allianz in 2020 following the acquisition of Legal & General’s general insurance division (L&G GI) where he served as chief technology officer, overseeing IT, information security, and data protection. Turner also served as head of enterprise architecture in which he was responsible for promoting the company’s IT strategy, transformation, and innovation projects.
In 2021, Turner served as IT delivery director for Allianz Personal while retaining his role at Allianz. The following year, he was appointed CIO of Allianz Personal before serving as interim CIO for Allianz Holdings.
In his new role, Turner will take charge of IT for Allianz UK and join the operations IT executive committee.
Commenting on this appointment, Ashish Patel, chief operating officer at Allianz UK, has said:
“Ben has done a terrific job over the last six months as our interim CIO and I’m happy to announce that he is now stepping into the role on a permanent basis. With his insurance industry background and experience in transformation and innovation, he brings a lot to my team, and I look forward to working with him as we drive forward Allianz’s ambitious operations and IT agenda.”