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QBE adds Ben Hunter from Liberty Mutual as Director of Canada

30th November 2021 - Author: Luke Gallin

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.

ben-hunterHunter takes over from Jamie Thompson who was named Director of Financial Lines, QBE European Operations in May.

He brings a wealth of Canadian insurance industry experience to his new role, having previously served in leadership roles at Travelers Canada and Chubb Insurance.

Currently, he serves as Vice President, Head of Marine, Energy, Construction & Risk Services at Liberty Mutual Canada.

Commenting on the appointment of Hunter, Burton said: “We have made significant progress in strengthening our portfolio in Canada over the past few years and I’m confident that with the new leadership that will be provided by Ben, and the talent of the wider team, we are in an excellent position to take our Canadian business to the next level of success and growth.”

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Hunter added: “I am excited to lead the QBE team in Canada. They have built a great reputation as a specialty commercial insurer, with considerable underwriting depth and a strong desire to deliver customized solutions to brokers and customers.

“QBE’s global footprint, strong collaborative corporate culture, and entrepreneurial spirit are key differentiators in the market, and I look forward to profitably growing QBE’s Canadian operations as Country Director.”

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