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QBE appoints head of Insurance Division

In her new role, Cécile Fresneau will oversee the business in Europe and international markets in addition to the UK

Cécile Fresneau has been promoted to head up QBE European Operations’ Insurance Division, following three years as executive director for QBE UK. In her new role, she will oversee the business in Europe and international markets in addition to the UK.

Effective from 1 April,  Cécile will focus on the execution and delivery of key customer and operational initiatives while overseeing the development of QBE in its key markets. 

She has over 20 years of insurance industry experience and was recently appointed Active Underwriter for syndicate 386, a position she will continue to hold.

Jason Harris, CEO of QBE International, said: “Since joining QBE in 2018 Cécile has driven very positive change in our UK business to further cement the success of the division and to ensure that our customers remain central to our proposition. We have an ambitious agenda for our European business, and I look forward to working with Cécile to achieve it and more.”

In addition, Nick Hankin’s appointment as chief underwriting officer for QBE International, which includes QBE European Operation and Asia, has been made permanent, following the retirement of Colin O’Farrell at the end of 2020.

An announcement about who will assume Fresneau’s current position as UK executive director will be made “in due course”.

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