Jason Harris has joined QBE as the CEO of its International division, which includes European Operations. He takes over the role from Richard Pryce, who will retire from QBE during Q1 2021.
Harris will work alongside Pryce to ensure an orderly transition into the full role as soon as possible, subject to regulatory approvals.
Harris joins from AXA XL, and brings with him a “wealth” of knowledge and experience from a number of senior global roles within the industry. He is an underwriter by background, having started his career working in offshore energy.
Pryce said: “Jason is known for his leadership qualities and passion for building collaborative workplaces, which combined with his technical expertise will ensure the continued success of our International Division. I am proud of what we have achieved, and I am confident I am leaving the business in good hands.”
Harris added: “QBE International is a tremendous business with a strong track record of performance, an unwavering focus on underwriting discipline and a dedication to customer service excellence.
“I look forward to getting to know and working alongside the team to continue to build on an impressive legacy that has the customer at the heart of everything.”