Allianz Trade appoints new Credit Director

Allianz Trade, the world’s leading trade credit insurer, has appointed Stephen Bramall Credit Director for the UK & Ireland with effect from 01 July.

Steve is responsible for implementing the Allianz Trade in the UK & Ireland’s credit strategy, managing risk underwriting, credit analysis, claims and collections, plus delivering operational targets and supporting commercial activity. He reports directly to Sarah Murrow, CEO UK & Ireland, and is based in the Canary Wharf, London, office.

Steve joined Allianz Trade 12 years ago as a credit analyst in the Manchester office. He has extensive local and international experience. Since joining the firm his roles include Senior Risk Underwriter, UK & Ireland, and Northern Europe Regional Risk Director for multinational corporations. Before returning to the UK & Ireland he was Group Credit Strategy Manager at Allianz Trade’s Paris head office.

Sarah Murrow, CEO, Allianz Trade in the UK and Ireland, said: “Steve’s understanding of the UK and Irish markets and international experience make him a great fit for the role, helping our clients manage their credit risk and protecting them from overdue payments. His experience will be hugely beneficial in giving our clients the confidence in tomorrow they need to do business in this environment of higher interest rates, higher inflation, higher input costs and increased insolvency risks.”

Steve succeeds Andrew Hodson, who is appointed Global Credit Director for Allianz Trade Excess of Loss.