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Jason Harris joins QBE as CEO, International

April 07, 2020

QBE Insurance Group named Jason Harris as chief executive officer, international, taking over from Richard Pryce who plans to retire at the end of this year.

Harris will join the business in Q4 2020 and work on a smooth transition with Pryce. He will be based in QBE’s London office and join the QBE group executive committee reporting to Pat Regan, Group CEO.

He joins the business from AXA XL where he held the position of chief executive, global property and casualty with responsibility for Financial Lines, Construction, Engineering, ART and Risk Engineering.

Before this, he was the chief executive international property and casualty at XL in the UK with responsibility for their Property & Liability business outside of North America.

Prior to this Harris worked at AIG/Chartis Insurance in several senior roles including executive director, Commercial Lines.

Regan shared: "Jason has a very strong background in people leadership, business performance and underwriting. His broad global commercial lines experience equips him well to oversee the continued success of our International Operations, which are core to our global business".

"I am confident that Jason will continue to build the technical expertise and customer focus we are known for. I am excited to have Jason as part of our team.”

He added: "We have been actively working with Richard on his succession planning as he prepared for his retirement. I am delighted to announce that Jason Harris has accepted the role of CEO International. Jason will commence in Q4 2020, subject to the required regulatory approvals, and Richard will leave QBE in early 2021".

"Richard has been an integral member of the Group Executive Committee, very successfully leading our European Operations and more recently the newly created International Division. He has been a huge source of advice and wise counsel to me. I will miss him greatly and wish him the very best in his retirement."