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QBE expands UK financial lines capabilities with regional appointment

QBE has appointed Gill Rhodes as Regional Underwriting Manager, Financial Lines. 

In the newly created role, Gill will be responsible for QBE’s Financial Lines products regionally, with particular focus on Professional Indemnity, Management Liability and Cyber as part of QBE’s UK growth plans.  

She joins from Chubb where she was Northern Region Financial Lines Manager and brings 20 years of financial lines underwriting experience to the role. 

She reports to Andy Fitzgerald, Director of UK Regions and will be based in QBE’s Leeds office. 

Andy Fitzgerald, Director of UK Regions, QBE Europe, said: “We’re delighted to have someone of Gill’s calibre joining the team. She will play a pivotal role in growing our financial lines business in regional markets in the UK as part of our overall growth plan. 

“QBE has always been a major player in financial lines with a strong London-based presence and we look forward to expanding our regional presence with Gill on board, particularly as more businesses see management liability and cyber as essential cover to have in place.” 

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 2021 was US$18.5 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.