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QBE appoints Kevin Shallow as Executive Director for International Markets

QBE announces the appointment of Kevin Shallow to the role of Executive Director, International Markets (IM).

Shallow is currently Director of Marine based in the UK, a role he has held since 2022.

Cécile Fresneau, Managing Director for QBE EO’s Insurance Division said:

“Kevin brings a wealth of experience to the role with a keen interest in innovation. I am thrilled that we have been able to fill this role internally, recognising a colleague who consistently performs at the highest level. Kevin will be focussed on continuing to shape and grow our wholesale business as a key part of our Insurance Division.”

He joined QBE in 2005 and has more than 18 years’ experience in the industry, including time spent in Singapore developing QBE’s Asian marine business.

He also developed QBE’s portfolio solutions underwriting unit in the London market and managed it until 2022, driving significant growth. He will take responsibility as Joint Active Underwriter of Syndicate 2999.

His role will encompass Lloyd’s and Company market operations across International Markets, with operations in London, Singapore, Dubai, Canada and the US.

Subject to regulatory approvals, Shallow will commence his new role on the 4th of March.


For further information contact:

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

Georgie Hall, Corporate Communications, QBE, 07890 647 808,  

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 2023 was US$21.75 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.

Kevin Shallow

Kevin Shallow