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QBE announces changes to trade credit leadership in Europe

QBE has restructured its trade credit senior leadership in Europe with promotions in the team, following the impending retirement of Ian Bocca at the end of March.

Seb Rice has been appointed to the role of Commercial Head, Trade Credit.  He was previously leading the New Business Underwriting team, Trade Credit for QBE in Europe, having joined QBE in 2013. In his new role, Seb will lead the new business and retention strategy for Trade Credit as part of an ongoing growth focus for the portfolio.

In addition, Dave Murray has been appointed to Head of New Business for Trade Credit and Jamie Calder has been appointed to Head of Risk Underwriting.

Jamie was previously jointly responsible with Dave Murray for the Risk Underwriting team having joined QBE in 2015. In his new role, he will head up the trade credit risk underwriting team, responsible for credit risk appetite and strategy in supporting customers during a further period of economic instability.

Dave Murray will have responsibility for new business generation, working closely with brokers to consider new opportunities for Trade Credit and has been with QBE since 2015.

Trevor Williams, Head of Trade Credit and Surety, QBE Europe, said: “Trade Credit Insurance has become an increasingly critical part of a business’s risk management as our customers navigate a turbulent economic outlook. Our new appointments will form the core of our trade credit team at QBE Europe, ensuring best in class service for our customers.”

Trevor continued: “I am pleased that we have been able to appoint these roles from within our existing team, which showcases the depth of talent we have at QBE. I would also like to thank Ian Bocca for the exceptional knowledge and experience he has brought to the position over the past 10 years and wish him all the best in his retirement.”




For further information contact:

Sandra Villanueva, Corporate Communications, QBE, 020 7105 5284,

Alexis Burris, Corporate Communications, QBE, 020 3465 3921,


About QBE

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 2021 was US$18.5 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 customer base.

We understand the crucial role that effective risk management plays in all organisations and work hard to understand our customers’ 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 customers improve their risk management so that they may benefit from a reduction in claims frequency and costs.

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