QBE announces changes to underwriting leadership


QBE has announced Colin O’Farrell, Chief Underwriting Officer, (Insurance) for QBE International, will be retiring from QBE at the end of this year. Colin’s career spans over 36 years in the industry, including 34 at QBE.

Nick Hankin, currently Deputy Chief Underwriting Officer will be stepping into the role of Interim Chief Underwriting Officer as part of a planned transition from 1st January 2021. Colin has assumed a part-time role during the transition.

Nick is an experienced insurance leader with a focus on underwriting, P&L and risk & governance, working across UK, European and global markets. He joined QBE in March as the Group Head of Underwriting Governance. Prior to QBE, Nick was Chief Underwriting Officer for Commercial Lines at Aviva UK.

Richard Pryce said: “Colin has been an exceptional business leader who has assisted in ensuring QBE European Operations’ standing in the market today. His focus on underwriting performance leaves QBE well placed for the future. I would like to thank him personally, and on behalf of the Board, for his contribution.

Authored by QBE


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