QBE announces Australia CEO

QBE Insurance Group has announced the appointment of Pat Regan as Chief Executive Officer, Australian & New Zealand Operations, effective 1 March 2017.

Regan has been acting in this role in addition to his responsibilities as Group Chief Financial Officer since Tim Plant’s departure in August 2016.

He will continue to serve as Group Chief Financial Officer until the end of February 2017,with a global search now underway for a permanent appointmentto this role.
Victor Walter, who is currently Chief Financial Officer, Australian & New Zealand Operations will movea cross to be Acting Group Chief Financial Officer for the period from 1 March 2017 until the incoming Group Chief Financial Officer commences.

John Neal, Group Chief Executive Officer said: “We are committed to delivering results that reflect QBE’s position of leadership in our Australian home market. Pat’s broad experience and fresh perspective have proved invaluable in recent months and his full time appointmentas Chief Executive Officer, Australian & New Zealand Operations, will ensure QBE remains at the forefront of insurance and innovation in Australia and New Zealand.”