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QBE appoints Head of Trading for Glasgow/Belfast

QBE has appointed Chris Long as Head of Trading for Glasgow/Belfast.

In the newly created role, Chris will lead the regional underwriting teams in QBE’s Glasgow and Belfast regional offices, engaging with broker partners and customers and driving trading aimed at supporting cross-class customer focussed solutions.

He reports to Andy Fitzgerald, Director UK Regions for QBE European Operations and will be based in Glasgow.

He joins from Allianz where he was Distribution Manager for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Andy Fitzgerald, Director UK Regions for QBE European Operations, said: “We have gained real traction across all our regional offices and Chris’s appointment will further strengthen our growth agenda in Glasgow and Belfast. We have an overall plan to materially grow in the UK through to 2027 and this appointment will further strengthen our ambition to position the UK Regions as a driving force behind our growth.”

Earlier this year, QBE appointed heads of trading for its other UK regions. The appointments included:

  • David Round, Head of Trading, Birmingham.
  • Steve Field, Head of Trading, Bristol.
  • Janine Wood, Head of Trading Leeds.
  • Stacey Flannery, Head of Trading, Manchester.

In the UK, QBE has regional offices in Belfast, Bristol, Birmingham, Chelmsford, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, and Stafford.



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 2022 was US$20 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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Head of Media Relations & Content, QBE International