QBE North America Names CNA’s Beckman Chief Underwriting Officer

April 11, 2017

QBE North America has appointed John Beckman as chief underwriting officer. Beckman will be responsible for efforts to enhance underwriting practices and processes, including product development, technical leadership and risk appetites.

Beckman will also serve as a member of the QBE North America Executive Management Board and chair of the North America Underwriting Committee. He will be based in New York and will report to Russell Johnston, chief executive officer, QBE North America.

Beckman has more than 25 years of industry experience. He was chief underwriting officer of CNA’s Commercial Insurance business from 2011 to 2015. Most recently he served as senior vice president and chief transformation officer at CNA Insurance, where he was responsible for developing new predictive pricing tools, and replacing legacy underwriting and policy administration systems.

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