QBE Insurance Group Limited has announced a major reshaping of their senior management team as Inder Singh succeeds Michael Ford as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Peter Grewals is appointed as Chief Risk Officer (CRO), Liam Buckley as Head of Culture and Talent, Matt Mansour as Chief Information Officer, and Anders Land as Head of Internal Audit.
As Group CFO, Singh will continue to serve QBE from the company’s Head Office in Sydney, where he has been based since he joined the Group in 2015, most recently as CFO for QBE’s Australian & New Zealand Operations.
Singh has over 20 years’ industry experience and, before joining QBE, was Group Corporate Development and M&A Director for Aviva, and has also served as the Executive Director, Financial Institutions Group, USB Investment Bank, London.
Grewal joins QBE from Swiss Re, where he has been CRO, Reinsurance since 2014 with a global remit covering property and casualty (P&C) and life and health reinsurance.
He has also served as Head of Group Internal Audit for Swiss Re, Head of Internal Audit for Scottish Re, and Head of Audit for HSBC (Bank of Bermuda), and will join Singh in QBE’s Sydney office from July 2018.
Grewal replaces Interim CRO Liam Buckley, who now takes on the role of Head of Culture and Talent, applying his 25 years’ experience in various industries, including positions as Head of Internal Audit at QBE and General Manager, Innovation Investments and Strategy at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
Mansour joins QBE’s London office from Barclays, where he is currently Chief Technology Information Security Officer, and has previously served GE Capital as Head of Business Transformation and Digital, Managing Director GE Capital Digital and Group Chief Information Officer.
Finally, Land has now been formally appointed having already spent eight months acting as Head of Internal Audit, before which he was Senior Vice President and Head of Internal Audit for QBE’s North America operations, and has held senior positions across Risk and Compliance at AIG and MetLife.
Pat Regan, QBE Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO), said: “We have commenced an accelerated reshaping of the company’s strategic focus to create a stronger and simpler QBE. This includes a prioritisation of “Brilliant Basics” – improving underwriting quality, pricing and claims handling in every market in which we operate and every product we underwrite.
“To deliver this plan we need a senior management team with deep insurance expertise and the capabilities required to build on QBE’s strengths and to deliver excellence across the Group consistently.
“I am confident that these appointments will assist significantly in delivering on our priorities in 2018 and beyond. The search for our new Group Chief Underwriting Officer, a new Group Executive role, is progressing well.
“I would like to congratulate Inder, Peter, Liam, Matt and Anders on their appointments and thank Michael for his time at QBE.”