Jason Harris has joined QBE this month to take on the remit of Chief Executive Officer, International Division, which includes European Operations, from Richard Pryce.
Jason will work alongside Richard to ensure an orderly transition into the full role as soon as possible, subject to the usual regulatory approvals. As announced in April of this year, Richard will retire from QBE during Q1 2021.
Jason joins from AXA XL with a wealth of knowledge and experience from a number of senior global roles within the industry and is an underwriter by background, having started his career working in offshore energy.
Richard Pryce comments “Jason is known for his leadership qualities and passion for building collaborative workplaces, which combined with his technical expertise will ensure the continued success of our International Division. I am proud of what we have achieved, and I am confident I am leaving the business in good hands.”
Jason Harris comments “QBE International is a tremendous business with a strong track record of performance, an unwavering focus on underwriting discipline and a dedication to customer service excellence. I look forward to getting to know and working alongside the team to continue to build on an impressive legacy that has the customer at the heart of everything.”
For further information contact:
Alexis Burris, Media Relations Adviser, QBE, +44 (0)20 3465 3921
Sandra Villanueva, Senior Media Relations Manager, QBE +44(0)20 7105 5284
QBE helps businesses build resilience through risk management and insurance.
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 2019 was US$13.4 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.