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QBE furthers UK regional growth drive through Head of Trading appointments

QBE has appointed Heads of Trading for each of its key regional offices as part of an ongoing growth strategy for the UK.

The newly created roles will lead the regional underwriting teams in each of QBE’s UK regional offices, aiming to support cross-class customer focussed solutions.

The new appointments are:

  • David Round, Head of Trading, Birmingham. He was previously a Regional Motor Underwriting Manager and has been with QBE for 12 years.
  • Steve Field, Head of Trading, Bristol. He was previously a Regional Casualty Underwriting Manager and has been with QBE for 25 years.
  • Janine Wood, Head of Trading Leeds. She was previously a Regional Casualty Underwriting Manager and has been with QBE for 19 years.
  • Stacey Flannery, Head of Trading, Manchester. She was previously a Senior Motor Underwriter and has been with QBE for 5 years.

They will report to Andy Fitzgerald, Director of UK Regions.

Andy Fitzgerald, Director UK Regions for QBE European Operations, said: “We have gained real traction across all our regional offices and these appointments will further strengthen our growth agenda.  I am delighted to make these appointments from within QBE and I am sure these roles will further drive our leading service to brokers and customers in their local markets.”

He continued: “We have an overall plan to materially grow in the UK through to 2027. These appointments will further strengthen our ambition to position the UK Regions as a driving force behind our growth.”

In the UK, QBE has regional offices in Belfast, Bristol, Birmingham, Chelmsford, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, and Stafford. A head of trading for Glasgow/Belfast will be announced in due course.



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 2022 was US$20 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.

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