The Allianz Partners New Zealand Executive Team is made up of leaders from a variety of backgrounds. Together, they guide and inspire our New Zealand team. 

Kevin Blyth 
Managing Director, New Zealand

As Managing Director, Kevin is responsible for ensuring the company maintains its market leader position in New Zealand while keeping its strategy aligned with Allianz Group. 

Kevin is well-versed in operational matters and is highly experienced leading complex operations through periods of change. Bringing with him over 20 years of insurance and operations experience, he joined Allianz Partners New Zealand in 2017 as Chief Operating Officer and previously served as acting CEO. Prior to this, Kevin held senior roles at AIA New Zealand and AMP New Zealand. 

Kevin has an MBA from University of Auckland. 


David Wallace 
Sales Director, New Zealand 

David joined Allianz Partners in 2019 to contribute to further developing Allianz Partners’ offering. He plays a crucial role in extending our network and overseeing the relationships we have with brokers and agents. David is known for being an engaged leader with the commitment and drive to deliver high-value, yet practical, customer outcomes.

David has more than 15 years of experience in financial services across several business areas. Previous roles include Head of Contemporary Wealth Management and Head of Wealth Management Transformation at AMP New Zealand. David has been a strong contributor to the financial services industry, having been Deputy Chair of Workplace Savings New Zealand and the Strategic Research Committee Chair of the Financial Services Council.

David has an MBA from University of Auckland. 

John Barr-Hamilton 
Finance Director, Australia and New Zealand 

Denica Saunders 
Regional Head of Operations Travel APAC and COO Australia  

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