QBE Syndicate 386 appoints Cécile Fresneau as Active Underwriter as David Harries retires


Authored by QBE

David Harries, Active Underwriter of QBE Syndicate 386 and Head of Financial Lines will be stepping down as part of a long-planned retirement.

Cécile Fresneau will be taking on the role as Active Underwriter for syndicate 386 in addition to her current role as Executive Director UK Insurance, subject to Lloyd’s and QBE Underwriting Limited Board approval. Cécile joined QBE in 2018 and has over 19 years of insurance industry experience.

David has spent 34 years at QBE and the past seven as Active Underwriter of QBE Syndicate 386. He will be supporting the handover of the role to Cécile during the first half of 2021.

Sam Harrison, Managing Director at QBE comments, “Syndicate 386 has a long and successful history at Lloyd’s and David has been instrumental in this success. I thank David for his important contributions to QBE over his long and distinguished career and wish him all the best in his retirement.”

Sam Harrison adds, “Cécile’s extensive experience, including the past three years at QBE, means she is well-suited to lead the next phase of Syndicate 386’s development.”

Syndicate 386, which was established in 1974, is a specialist UK non-marine liability insurer. It writes Employers’ Liability, Professional Indemnity, Public and Product Liability in the UK and internationally.


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