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QBE Re appoints Debbi Wood as Head of Claims

21st March 2023 - Author: Jack Willard

Reinsurance firm QBE Re has announced that it has appointed Debbi Wood as Head of Claims, subject to regulatory approval.

qbe-re-logoWood will start her new role in April, where she will report to Mike East, Claims Director, QBE Europe. The new role will also see her become a member of the EO Claims Executive leadership team as well as becoming part of QBE Re’s senior leadership.

Wood has worked for QBE for almost 20 years. Throughout her tenure at the firm, she has served in various roles across QBE’s claims function, most recently as Claims Manager, Financial and Specialty Markets (FSM), Complex Claims for QBE Europe.

Chris Killourhy, Managing Director, QBE Re, said: “I am delighted Debbi will be leading QBE Re’s claims team as we continue to deliver our goal of sustainable growth and building long-term relationships with our customers.”

Mike East, Claims Director, QBE Europe, commented: “This appointment is another great example of the internal talent we have within QBE. Debbi’s depth of experience of claims will continue to further enhance our customer value proposition.”

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QBE Re also confirmed that Fiona Sperry, Head of Complex Claims, will act as Interim Claims Manager for FSM in addition to her current role while recruitment is ongoing.

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