QBE International makes 2 new Executive Management Board appointments
Authored by QBE Senior Media Relations Manager Sandra Villanueva
QBE announces the appointment of Ceri Stokoe as Chief Information officer, European Operations and Nathan Fuller as Chief Operations Officer, International to its International Executive Management Board.
Effective from 1 December 2022, subject to regulatory approval, both internal promotions will report to Jason Harris, CEO, QBE International.
Ceri joined QBE in 2016 as the Head of Application Services, before becoming the Director of Strategy and Transformation in 2019 and subsequently Chief Information Officer in January 2020. She will join the Executive Management Board, responsible for IT Strategy and Change Transformation, as well as take on additional responsibilities for Business Transformation Consulting, Transformation Governance and Data & MI.
Nathan joined QBE in 2004 as a Senior Claims Adjustor and has held a number of roles across the claims function, playing a key role on the Claims Executive for the last four years in his most recent position as Head of Core Claims. Nathan will be responsible for International Underwriting Operations for both Insurance and Reinsurance in addition to Corporate Real Estate Solutions, Health & Safety, Procurement and Risk and Resilience.
Jason Harris comments “I am delighted to have Ceri and Nathan join our Executive Management Board, not only because we were able to draw on our existing talent base but also because their appointments support the evolution of our business. Consistently delivering a superior service to our customers is at the heart of our strategic agenda and with strong growth ambitions across our UK and European footprint, ongoing modernisation in our technology and operational approach will be central to success.”
The elevation and broadening of remit of the Chief Information Officer role, along with the expansion of scope of the Chief Operations Officer role follows the departure of Joe Gordon, Chief Operating Officer, European Operations at the end of the year. An internal search will start to replace Nathan in his role as Head of Core Claims.
QBE European Operations is part of QBE Insurance Group, one of the world’s leading international insurers and reinsurers and Standard & Poor’s A+ rated. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, QBE’s gross written premium for the year ended 31 December 2018 was US$13.7 billion.
As a business insurance specialist, QBE European Operations offers a range of insurance products from the standard suite of property, casualty and motor to the specialist financial lines, marine and energy. All are tailored to the individual needs of our small, medium and large client base.
We understand the crucial role that effective risk management plays in all organisations and work hard to understand our clients’ businesses so that we offer insurance solutions that meet their needs – from complex programmes to simpler e-trading solutions – and support them in minimising their risk exposures. Our expert risk management and rehabilitation practitioners focus on helping clients improve their risk management so that they may benefit from a reduction in claims frequency and costs.