QBE European Operations News

QBE Canada Unveils New Leadership Team, Including Thompson as Director

QBE Canada unveiled a new leadership team, which is being led by Jamie Thompson, who took on the role as director of Canada earlier this year. In this role, Thompson has oversight of QBE’s Canadian customers, including those who purchase …

QBE’s Pryce Appointed to Lloyd’s Franchise Board, Succeeding Furlonge

Lloyd’s announced that Richard Pryce, CEO for QBE European Operations, has been appointed by the Council of Lloyd’s as a non-executive director of the Franchise Board, the body which is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Lloyd’s market. Pryce …

UK Gov’t Promises Insurers & Banks London Will Stay Top Finance Center – After Brexit

The U.K. government promised to make sure London keeps its place as the leading financial center after Brexit, following top-level talks between global bank chiefs and senior ministers. U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond and Brexit Secretary David Davis …

QBE Appoints DeMares to Lead Latin American Growth From Miami

QBE European Operations has appointed Alfonso De Mares as Business Development manager for Latin America. Alfonso joined QBE European Operations’ International Markets division in April and will be based in Miami. Reporting to Tim Harris, director of Overseas Business Development, …

Group of UK Insurers Win BOE Approval for Solvency II Capital Requirements

Prudential Plc, Aviva Plc and Legal & General Group Plc are among large U.K. insurers to win Bank of England approval of the models they use to calculate capital requirements under the European Union law known as Solvency II. The …

QBE Europe to Grow Middle East Casualty Business; Parfitt Appointed

QBE European Operations has announced plans to grow its casualty business in the MENA region. Laetitia Parfitt joined the team in Dubai this week as senior casualty underwriter. Parfitt will be responsible for developing QBE’s casualty portfolio in the region …

Many UK Businesses Do Not Take Risk Culture Seriously: QBE Europe Survey

The vast majority of UK businesses (70 percent) are failing to address the importance of embedding a positive risk culture*, according to survey conducted by UK business insurance specialist QBE European Operations, which is part of Australia’s QBE Insurance Group. …

QBE Appoints Huber as Head of European Liability

London-based QBE European Operations, which is part of QBE Insurance Group, has appointed Thomas Huber to lead the expansion of its European liability portfolio. Huber has joined as head of European liability with responsibility for developing QBE’s liability book in …

QBE European Operations Names Menear as Director of Underwriting Operations

London-based QBE European Operations, which is part of QBE Insurance Group, has appointed Nick Menear as director of underwriting operations, effective April 1. In this new role, Menear is responsible for fostering operational excellence within QBE’s retail and international markets …

QBE Europe Appoints Johnson Surety Underwriter; Targeting Growth

QBE European Operations, the group’s business insurance specialist, announced the appointment of Tom Johnson as Surety Underwriter within QBE’s Trade Credit and Surety department. He will take up his role in February and will report to Steve Manwaring, Surety Manager. …