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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    Liam Buckley
    Interim Group Chief Risk Officer
    B BUS (ACC), CA

    Liam commenced with QBE Insurance Group in 2014 as the Group Head of Internal Audit before being appointed Interim Group Chief Risk Officer in August 2017.  He has more than 25 years’ professional experience and has worked across a broad range of industries including financial services, technology and telecommunications in finance and risk management roles.

    Prior to joining QBE, Liam held roles at Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Macquarie Group and Vodafone Australia.  He commenced his career in professional services with roles in Australia and Asia at PwC and Deloitte.  Liam is a Chartered Accountant.

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    Michael Ford
    Group Chief Financial Officer
    B.Com MBA FCA FCPA

    Michael Ford joined QBE in September 2017 as Group Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining QBE, Michael was the Deputy Chief Financial Officer for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA). He joined CBA in 2005 and held a number of senior financial roles before his appointment as Deputy CFO in 2011. Prior to this, he held senior financial roles at National Australia Bank's wealth management division, and Lendlease Group.

    Michael is a Chartered Accountant and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

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    David McMillan
    Group Chief Operations Officer
    BA, MBA, FCMA

    David McMillan joined QBE in September 2017 as Group Chief Operations Officer and is based in the company's London office. 

    Prior to joining QBE, David was the CEO Europe and India and Chairman of Global Health Insurance for Aviva plc. Earlier in his career at Aviva, David was CEO of UK General Insurance. David joined Aviva in 2002 following almost ten years with the management consulting arm of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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    Jason Brown
    Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific Operations
    B ECON ACA

    Jason has been involved in the financial services industry for over 20 years. He was Group Chief Risk Officer before being appointed Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific Operations in August 2017. Jason joined QBE in 2002 and his previous roles include Executive General Manager, Technical & Operations and subsequently Chief Risk Officer for QBE Australian & New Zealand Operations.

    Earlier in his career, Jason was 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
    Chief Executive Officer, Australian & New Zealand Operations
    BSc, ACA

    Patrick Regan joined QBE as Group Chief Financial Officer, a position he held until September 2017. Patrick is now the Chief Executive Officer, Australian and Zealand Operations, and was appointed to this role in August 2016 (initially in an interim capacity).

    Prior to joining QBE, Pat was the Chief Financial Officer at Aviva Plc in London from 2010 to 2014 with responsibility for finance, strategy, investor relations and mergers & acquisitions.

    Pat has more than 26 years’ of professional accounting experience of which nearly 20 years is in insurance and financial services. Pat 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
Liam Buckley
Interim Group Chief Risk Officer
Michael Ford
Group Chief Financial Officer
David McMillan
Group Chief Operations Officer
Jason Brown
Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific Operations
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