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QBE names Kevin Shallow as Director of Underwriting, Marine

8th February 2022

QBE has appointed Kevin Shallow as Director of Underwriting and Product Head for Marine, succeeding Tim Pembroke who will be retiring on 31 March after nearly 38 years in the marine insurance industry, including over 24 years with QBE. Shallow is currently a Portfolio Manager within the marine division, and joined ... Read the full article

Melanie Lopes leaves SiriusPoint for QBE Re in Bermuda

2nd February 2022

QBE Re, the reinsurance arm of global insurer QBE Insurance Group, has added Melanie Lopes from SiriusPoint as Assistant Vice President (AVP), Lead Treaty Underwriter in its growing Bermuda office. In her new role, Lopes reports to David Cary, Senior Vice President (SVP) Underwriting Manager and Head of Property and Casualty ... Read the full article

Pen Underwriting signs new £300m capacity deal with QBE

24th January 2022

Pen Underwriting has entered into two new long-term UK capacity deals with insurer QBE, focusing on the areas of public authority and higher education risks, as well as hazardous goods, environmental industries, and tanker transportation. Together, both of the agreements will see QBE provide capacity for nearly £300 million in premium ... Read the full article

QBE adds Ben Hunter from Liberty Mutual as Director of Canada

30th November 2021

Ben Hunter, currently of Liberty Mutual Canada, is set to join QBE in January 2022 as Director of Canada, reporting to Peter Burton, Executive Director, International Markets, QBE European Operations. Hunter takes over from Jamie Thompson who was named Director of Financial Lines, QBE European Operations in May. He brings a wealth ... Read the full article

QBE North America hires Watkins from AGCS to lead Aviation practice

17th November 2021

David Watkins has joined QBE North America as Senior Vice President (SVP), Head of Aviation, taking on responsibility for strengthening the firm's position as a leading aviation insurer in the region. The Aviation division is a key part of QBE's broader Specialty business group. The addition of Watkins reflects the company's ongoing ... Read the full article

QBE Re appoints Mohamed El Sabri to lead MENA Life Reinsurance efforts

9th November 2021

QBE Re has announced the appointment of Mohamed El Sabri as Head of Life Reinsurance for Middle East and North Africa (MENA). El Sabri will be based out of Dubai and oversee the development and management of the company's life reinsurance portfolio in the region. He reports to Abdallah Balbeisi, Senior Executive Officer, ... Read the full article

Compre hires Chief Risk Officer Brid Reynolds from QBE

4th November 2021

Compre, the international specialist legacy group, has announced the appointment of Brid Reynolds as Group Chief Risk Officer, based in Hamilton, Bermuda. Reynolds joins Compre from QBE where she was most recently Vice President and Head of Capital, Management and Regulatory reporting. Prior to QBE, she served as Principal, Insurance Supervision at ... Read the full article

QBE develops new ESG risk management tool

1st November 2021

QBE has developed a tool to provide a risk management framework for customers to better assess environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk. The tool provides a template sustainability policy and ESG framework to help smaller and medium sized enterprises identify, monitor and manage a range of ESG issues that may impact ... Read the full article

Chris Wallace to head up QBE UK insurance business

25th October 2021

Chris Wallace has been appointed Executive Director of QBE’s UK Insurance business, taking over the role from Cécile Fresneau. Fresneau was promoted to run the European Operations Insurance division earlier this year. Wallace will take up his role effective November 1st, and will report to Fresneau. Upon assuming leadership for the UK business, ... Read the full article

QBE Re hires SiriusPoint’s Tracey Gibbons to lead in Bermuda

2nd September 2021

QBE Re, the reinsurance arm of the global insurer, has expanded its Bermuda office with the appointment of Tracey Gibbons as Head of QBE Re, Bermuda. Gibbons joins from SiriusPoint where she was Senior Vice President, bringing over 30 years’ experience to the role and a remit to develop the Bermuda ... Read the full article

QBE International Markets announces changes to Miami team

27th August 2021

Global insurer QBE’s International Markets division has appointed new additions to its Miami team. Juan David Mejia has joined as Vice President of Property Underwriting and will be based in QBE International’s regional Latin American hub in Miami. Mejia joins from Swiss Re where he was Senior Property Underwriter, Latin America. He brings ... Read the full article

QBE posts net profit of $441m for H1

12th August 2021

Global insurer QBE has reported its net profit for the first half of 2021 came in at $441 million, compared with a net loss of $712 million for the prior year period. The rebound in profit reflects the groups turnaround in both underwriting and investment returns. On a constant currency basis, gross ... Read the full article

QBE adds AXA XL’s Ian France to lead European property operations

10th August 2021

Global insurer QBE has announced the appointment of Ian France as Head of Property, European Operations. France joins from AXA XL where he was International Property Manager and has previously held senior property roles at XL Catlin and AIG. In his new role, he will be working with each of the property ... Read the full article

QBE hires John Trotter as Asia Head, Digital Partnership Distribution

6th July 2021

The Asian division of global insurer QBE has appointed John Trotter as Asia Head, Digital Partnership Distribution. Trotter brings extensive experience in end-to-end partnership development, infrastructure creation, partnership sourcing, strategy development and commercial negotiation. For the past year he has worked as an independent adviser, working with early stage ventures across Asia ... Read the full article

Pandemic class actions filed against Lloyd’s and QBE

1st July 2021

Law firm Gordon Legal has initiated a Federal Court case against underwriters at Lloyd’s of London and filed a class action lawsuit against QBE in Australia over business interruption (BI) claims related to the pandemic, according to reports from the Australian Financial Review. Gordon Legal says the cases relate to claims ... Read the full article