QBE North America, part of the global insurer, has announced the appointment of Ryan Powers as Senior Vice President (SVP) and Head of Construction, reporting to Mike Foley, President of Commercial Insurance.
In the newly created role, Powers takes on responsible for planning, directing, and executing the vision for casualty lines specifically for the construction industry.
Additionally, he will lead the establishment and oversee the execution of a consistent and coordinated underwriting approach that supports business excellence and realization of company strategy.
Powers has more than 17 years of underwriting experience in property / casualty insurance.
Prior to this, Powers held senior leadership roles at Liberty Mutual Insurance, most recently as the Chief Underwriting Officer.
Foley commented on the appointment, “We’re excited to welcome Ryan to this newly created role. With decades of experience in the commercial insurance market, extensive underwriting expertise and strong management background, he has proven his ability as a leader in implementing strategic initiatives and driving the integrity of the underwriting process.
“I have the utmost confidence that Ryan will help drive sustainable organizational growth and ensure the realization of long-term, wide-reaching goals.”