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QBE appoints Director of Canada

QBE has appointed Ben Hunter as Director of Canada.

Ben is currently Vice President, Head of Marine, Energy, Construction & Risk Services at Liberty Mutual Canada. He brings a wealth of experience of the Canadian insurance market to his new role, having previously held leadership roles in Travelers Canada and Chubb Insurance.

He joins in January 2022 and will report to Peter Burton, Executive Director, International Markets, QBE European Operations.  He takes over the role from Jamie Thompson who was appointed Director of Financial Lines, QBE European Operations in May this year.

Peter Burton, Executive Director, International Markets, QBE European Operations, said: “We have made significant progress in strengthening our portfolio in Canada over the past few years and I’m confident that with the new leadership that will be provided by Ben, and the talent of the wider team, we are in an excellent position to take our Canadian business to the next level of success and growth.”

Ben Hunter said: “I am excited to lead the QBE team in Canada. They have built a great reputation as a specialty commercial insurer, with considerable underwriting depth and a strong desire to deliver customized solutions to brokers and customers. QBE's global footprint, strong collaborative corporate culture, and entrepreneurial spirit are key differentiators in the market, and I look forward to profitably growing QBE's Canadian operations as Country Director." 



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 2020 was US$14.7 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 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.