QBE European Operations is set to announce a number of hires, promotions and reorganisations as it continues major restructuring under CEO Richard Pryce. The senior underwriter Mike Reid joins QBE from Brit, where he was divisional director of its specialist liability team.
The firm will also announce a major reorganisation of its retail operations, which entails the creation of three operating units: corporate and large commercial; middle market and SME.
Internal promotions within QBE include; Matthew Crane who is to be appointed director of middle market and SME, Amanda Doran is appointed head of commercial combined QBE as well as Dave Greaves is also appointed joint head of SME.
Other staff promotions from within QBE are Nicky Ablett, appointed director of the new merged division, Paula Mackenzie joining the international casualty team and Paul Dobson is now promoted to portfolio manager and political risks.
QBE will also announce that Ian McCallister has been hired from Ace Global Markets and will be shortly be joining as portfolio manager of international property binders.