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QBE builds reinsurance team with appointment of Deputy Global Chief Underwriting Officer

By Sandra Villanueva
Senior Media Relations Manager

QBE Re, the specialist reinsurance division of QBE Insurance Group, has appointed Stephen Postlewhite as Deputy Global Chief Underwriting Officer.

He will join QBE Re on 1 November and will report to Jonathan Parry, Chief Underwriting Officer for Reinsurance.

Stephen joins from Aspen Insurance, where he has been CEO since 2016. Prior to this, he was CEO for Aspen Re, having taken up the role in 2014. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, he also held the roles of Chief Actuary and Chief Risk Officer at Aspen Insurance.

 Jonathan Parry, Chief Underwriting Officer for Reinsurance, said: “I am delighted that Stephen is joining QBE Re. He brings considerable experience to this key role and will be an important addition to our business.”

 QBE Re currently writes through offices in London, Brussels, Dublin, New York and Bermuda, across all major classes of treaty reinsurance.



For further information contact: Alexis Burris, Media Relations Adviser, QBE, +44 (0)20 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 2017, was US$14.1 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