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QBE European Operations appoints Catherine Brown Non-Executive Director

By Sandra Villanueva
Senior Media Relations Manager

QBE has announced that Catherine Brown has joined as Non-Executive Director for the UK. Catherine has joined the Boards of QBE’s Lloyd’s managing agent, (QBE Underwriting Limited), and its company market carrier, QBE UK Limited.

Ms Brown currently holds various other positions including Non-Executive Board Member at the Cabinet Office, Non-Executive Director of FNZ (UK) Limited, Chair and Non-Executive Director of Additive Flow and Non-Executive Director of Metro Bank. She is also a trustee of various charities, including Cancer Research UK and Blue Cross.

During her career, Catherine has led strategic and organisational change in private equity, banking and the public sector. Her functional experience spans strategy, HR and operations, with executive committee and board committee roles covering remuneration, finance, investment, audit and risk, and responsible business.

Catherine Brown said: “I am intrigued by the strategic opportunities and threats that the insurance sector is facing, by the opportunities presented by technology. I feel that the industry is on the edge of something significant. QBE’s scale is attractive because it is well placed to manage through and benefit from these changes.”

Tim Ingram, Chairman of the Board of QBE European Operations plc, said: “Catherine’s breadth of business experience means that she is very well-placed to contribute across a range of issues that are pertinent to QBE’s business, with particular expertise in the areas of strategy, human resources, regulatory and operations.”



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 client base which includes small, medium and large businesses.


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