Group Executive Committee

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    John Neal
    Group Chief Executive Officer

    John joined QBE in 2003 and was appointed Group CEO in 2012. Prior to this, John held the position of CEO of Global Underwriting Operations as well as several leadership positions in QBE European Operations, most recently as Chief Underwriting Officer.

    John has over 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry and, before joining QBE, was the CEO of Ensign. John developed Ensign to become the UK’s leading commercial motor insurance brand. QBE acquired Ensign in 2003 

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    David Fried
    Chief Executive Officer
    Emerging Markets
    BA–ECON/ POLI. SCIENCE

    David joined QBE in 2013 as CEO, Asia Pacific Operations and was subsequently appointed CEO, Emerging Markets in 2014. Prior to joining QBE, David was the Regional CEO of Allianz Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for the insurer’s life and non life business across 14 countries.

    David was previously at HSBC for 27 years, where he worked in numerous senior management and global strategic roles, including as the Group Head of Insurance. 

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    Jason Brown
    Group Chief Risk Officer
    B ECON ACA

    Jason has been involved in the financial services industry for over 20 years. He was Chief Risk Officer for QBE Australian & New Zealand Operations before being appointed Group Chief Risk Officer in 2014. Jason joined QBE in 2002 and previously held the role of Executive General Manager, Technical & Operations.

    Jason was previously a Principal at Ernst & Young in both assurance and consulting in Australia and the UK. He is also a Chartered Accountant. 

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    Margaret Murphy
    Group Chief Human Resources Officer

    Margaret joined QBE in October 2016 in the role of Group Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to this, she was the Chief of Staff to the Group HR Director at Barclays plc. After starting her career with the London Underground, Margaret worked with companies including Inchcape, BAT and J Sainsbury before spending 10 years working with Barclays.

    Her penultimate role at Barclays was as HR Director for Global Functions, where she led a team of 70 HR professionals providing services to over 14,000 people. 

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    Patrick Regan
    Acting Group Chief Financial Officer & 
    Chief Executive Officer, Australian & New Zealand Operations
    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. He also holds the role of interim Chief Executive Officer, Australian and New Zealand Operations.

    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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    Richard Pryce
    Chief Executive Officer
    European Operations
    B HIS (HONS)

    Richard joined QBE in 2012 and was appointed CEO, European Operations in 2013.

    Richard began his insurance career with R.W. Sturge syndicate at Lloyd’s where he became Claims Director. In 1996, Richard moved to Ockham as Professional Lines Class Underwriter for Syndicate 204. Richard went on to run ACE’s Financial Lines business in London before becoming President of ACE Global Markets in 2003 and ACE UK in 2007. He has worked in the London insurance market for 34 years. 

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    Russell (Russ) Johnston
    Chief Executive Officer
    North American Operations
    BSc, BF

    Russ joined QBE in May 2016 in the role of CEO, North American Operations. Russ has more than 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry in North America, and has held a range of senior business and operational roles since joining American International Group (AIG) in 1990.

    Most recently, Russ was President of AIG Casualty in the Americas, with responsibility for all AIG’s US, Canada, Bermuda and London based US Casualty underwriters. 

John Neal
Group Chief Executive Officer
David Fried
Chief Executive Officer, Emerging Markets
Jason Brown
Group Chief Risk Officer
Margaret Murphy
Group Chief Human Resources Officer
Patrick Regan
Acting Group Chief Financial Officer & Chief Executive Officer, Australian & New Zealand Operations
Richard Pryce
Chief Executive Officer, European Operations
Russell (Russ) Johnston
Chief Executive Officer, North American Operations