Appointee brings “deep business experience”, says group CEO
QBE has appointed Julie Wooden as CEO of the corporate’s North America division.
Wooden, who joined QBE in 2023 as group head of distribution, had been serving as interim CEO because the exit of predecessor Todd Jones in August.
She beforehand held senior roles at Marsh, the place she served as a member of the corporate’s US govt committee. Previous to Marsh, Wooden spent greater than 15 years in senior govt roles at Zurich Insurance coverage Group, together with in international buyer administration and underwriting management.
“Julie brings deep business experience with a powerful buyer focus, underwriting experience and information of the North America market,” Andrew Horton, QBE group CEO stated.
Wooden is anticipated to proceed the insurer’s North American give attention to crop, specialty, and business insurance coverage.
“Her appointment highlights the bench power of excessive caliber leaders inside QBE and displays the main focus we now have on expertise and management,” Horton stated.
Wooden’s appointment stays topic to regulatory approval and he or she stays on the insurer’s group govt committee, reporting to Horton.
Wooden joins QBE North America as CEO on again of ‘disappointing’ half
QBE North America reported gross written premiums (GWP) of $5 billion within the first half of 2023, which noticed the division slammed by disaster hits.
In an unique interview with Insurance coverage Enterprise following the outcomes dialogue, Horton stated that whereas there was extra work to do on the US enterprise, “it’s a way more easy enterprise than it’s ever been.”
“It’s not that many strains of enterprise, so we haven’t acquired too many areas to give attention to to enhance it,” he instructed Insurance coverage Enterprise in August.
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