Group Board

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    W. Marston Becker
    Chairman
    JD, BSBA

    W. Marston (Marty) Becker is based in the US. He was appointed as an independent non executive director of QBE in 2013 and Chairman in April 2014. Marty is a member of the Audit, Investment, Remuneration, and the Risk and Capital and Operations and Technology Committees.

    Marty is the Chairman of West Virginia Media Holdings and previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Alterra Capital Holdings Limited. Marty has over 35 years’ experience in general insurance, reinsurance, investment banking and private equity and has held various insurance and reinsurance executive positions.

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    Jann Skinner
    Independent non-executive director
    B Com, FCA, FAICD

    Jann Skinner is based in Australia and was appointed as an independent non‑executive director of QBE in 2014. Jann is Chairman of the Risk and Capital Committee, Deputy Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

    Jann was a non‑executive director on QBE’s Australian regulated boards, where she was also Chair of the Audit and Risk and Capital Committees. She has over 30 years’ professional accounting experience and was an audit partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, specialising in the financial services sector, particularly general and life insurance.

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    John M Green
    Deputy Chairman
    B JURIS/LLB, FAICD, SF FIN

    John M Green is based in Australia and became an independent non executive director of QBE in 2010. As well as Deputy Chairman, he is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, Deputy Chairman of the Investment and Operations and Technology Committees and a member of the Risk and Capital and Audit Committees.

    Previously, John was a non‑executive director of WorleyParsons, and had 30 years’ experience in the financial services and other sectors as an investment banker and, earlier, a lawyer. He is also a novelist and co-founder of book publisher Pantera Press.

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    John Neal
    Group Chief Executive Officer

    John Neal joined QBE in 2003 and was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer in August 2012. Prior to his current role, John held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Global Underwriting Operations and previously held several leadership positions in QBE European Operations, most recently as Chief Underwriting Officer.

    John has 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry and, before joining QBE, John was the Chief Executive Officer of Ensign, a Lloyd’s managing agent. John developed Ensign to become the UK’s leading commercial motor insurance brand. QBE acquired Ensign in 2003.

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    Kathryn Lisson
    Independent non-executive director
    B. Sc (Honours)

    Ms Kathryn (Kathy) Lisson is based in Canada. She was appointed as a non-executive director in September 2016. Kathy is Chairman of the Operations and Technology Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

    Until 2016, Kathy was a partner of Ernst & Young LLP, where she led the firm’s Canadian Insurance Advisory practice and before that Ms Lisson was Chief Operating Officer for QBE European Operations in London with responsibility for claims, technology and operation support functions. Earlier in her career Kathy held senior roles at Price Waterhouse and Bank of Montreal in Canada, and at Barclays Bank and Brit Insurance Holdings in London.

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    Margaret Leung
    Independent non-executive director
    B Ec

    Margaret Leung is based in Hong Kong, and was appointed as an independent non‑executive director of QBE in 2013. Margaret is the Deputy Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

    Margaret is a director of Chong Hing Bank, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, Sun Hung Kai Properties, Li & Fung Ltd and First Pacific Company Limited. Margaret was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Hang Seng Bank Limited and a director of China Construction Bank Corporation.

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    Michael Wilkins
    Independent non-executive director
    B Com, MBA

    Mr Michael Wilkins was appointed an independent non-executive director in November 2016. He is a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Operations and Technology Committees. He has more than 30 years of experience in financial services, predominantly in Australia and Asia and with experience in India and Europe, including serving as Managing Director and CEO of Promina Group Limited and Managing Director of Tyndall Australia Limited. He is currently a non-executive director of AMP Limited and has formerly held non-executive roles at Maple-Brown Abbott Limited and Alinta Limited.

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    Patrick Regan
    Group Chief Financial Officer
    BSc, ACA

    Patrick Regan joined QBE in June 2014 in the role of Group Chief Financial Officer, and became an executive director in October 2014. Prior to joining QBE, Patrick was the Chief Financial Officer at Aviva plc in London from 2010 to 2014 with responsibility for finance, strategy, investor relations and mergers & acquisitions.

    Patrick has more than 26 years’ of professional accounting experience of which nearly 20 years is in insurance and financial services. Patrick was previously the CFO/COO of Willis and has held several roles at RSA and AXA.

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    Rolf Tolle
    Independent non-executive director
    Dip PS, Dipl. Pol

    Rolf Tolle is based in the United Kingdom and was appointed as an independent non‑executive director in March 2016. Rolf is the Deputy Chairman of the Risk and Capital Committee and a member of the Investment and Remuneration Committees. He has many years’ experience in specialist insurance and reinsurance businesses, having held senior positions in a number of global companies.

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    Sir Brian Pomeroy
    Independent non-executive director
    MA, FCA

    Sir Brian was appointed as an independent non‑executive director of QBE in 2014. Sir Brian is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Risk and Capital Committee.

    He was formerly a non‑executive member of the Board of the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK, a nominated member of the Council of Lloyd’s of London and a non-executive director on QBE’s European regulated boards. He was the senior partner of Deloitte Consulting in the UK until 1999.

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    Stephen Fitzgerald
    Independent non-executive director
    B Ec

    Stephen Fitzgerald is based in the UK and was appointed as an independent non-executive director of QBE in 2014. He is Chairman of the Investment Committee and a member of the Risk and Capital and Operations and Technology Committees.

    Stephen is Chairman of Affirmative Investment Management. He also serves of the board of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.  Previously, Stephen was a member of the Board of Guardians of the Future Fund (Australia’s Sovereign Wealth Fund), and Chairman of Goldman Sachs, Australia and New Zealand. He also served on the Goldman Sachs Partnership Committee.

W. Marston Becker
Chairman
Jann Skinner
Independent non-executive director
John M Green
Deputy Chairman
John Neal
Group Chief Executive Officer
Kathryn Lisson
Independent non-executive director
Margaret Leung
Independent non-executive director
Michael Wilkins
Independent non-executive director
Patrick Regan
Group Chief Financial Officer
Rolf Tolle
Independent non-executive director
Sir Brian Pomeroy
Independent non-executive director
Stephen Fitzgerald
Independent non-executive director