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QBE appoints Rob Byerly as Director of Financial Lines for UK

By Sandra Villanueva
Senior Media Relations Manager

QBE, the business insurance specialist has appointed Rob Byerly as Director of Financial Lines, UK.

Rob joins from QBE North America where he was Vice President of Directors and Officers Liability for the past five years.

In his new role, he will be responsible for all UK financial lines portfolios, overseeing teams for professional indemnity, cyber and legal expenses business.

He will be based in London and report to Cécile Fresneau, Executive Director of QBE UK.

Cécile Fresneau, Executive Director of QBE UK said: “I am delighted to welcome Rob to the team. As issues surrounding risks such as cyber and professional indemnity become ever more important to our UK customers, Rob’s expertise will be valuable in managing and looking for new opportunities for our financial lines portfolios.”


For further information contact:

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

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

About QBE

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 2018, was US$13.7 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 client base.

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

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Sandra Villanueva

Sandra Villanueva

Head of Media Relations & Content, QBE International