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QBE announces Director of Underwriting, Casualty for UK

QBE has appointed Anna Bennett as Director of Underwriting, Casualty for the UK.

Anna will report to Chris Wallace, Executive Director, UK Insurance and is based in London.

She has acted as Interim Director of Underwriting, Casualty since 2021 and previously held roles as QBE European Operations Divisional Lead for Multinational and Portfolio Manager in the UK Casualty Major Risks team, having joined QBE in 2018.

Anna takes over from Matt Lacy who has been appointed Programme Director for Construction and Multinational. In his new role, he will play a key part in QBE European Operation’s strategic growth agenda and report to Cécile Fresneau, Managing Director, Insurance.

Chris Wallace, Executive Director, UK Insurance QBE Europe, said: “I am delighted to be able to announce Anna’s permanent appointment to one of our major portfolios. As our casualty customers continue to operate in a challenging environment, Anna and her team will be focused on finding the best possible solutions for the risks they face.”


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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