Leadership team biographies

Pat Regan

Pat Regan

Interim Chief Executive Officer - Australia & New Zealand Operations and Group Chief Financial Officer

Patrick Regan joined QBE in June 2014 in the role of Group Chief Financial Officer, and became an executive director in October 2014. He also holds the role of interim Chief Executive Officer, Australian & New Zealand Operations.

Prior to joining QBE, Patrick was the Chief Financial Officer at Aviva plc in London from 2010 to 2014 with responsibility for finance, strategy, investor relations and mergers & acquisitions.

Patrick has more than 26 years of professional accounting experience of which nearly 20 years is in insurance and financial services. Patrick was previously the CFO/COO of Willis and has held several roles at RSA and AXA.

Jason Clarke

Jason Clarke

Executive General Manager - Intermediary Distribution

Jason has more than 25 years’ experience in the general insurance industry, holding a variety of roles across Australia covering underwriting, distribution and senior management. The Intermediary Distribution business unit includes Australian Intermediaries, International Brokers, Workers Compensation, Underwriting Agencies, Aviation and Marine.

Tony Forward

Tony Forward

Chief Information Officer

Tony has held a variety of leadership positions in his more than 20 years in financial services, including with BT Financial Group and Westpac Banking Corporation. As CIO Tony is responsible for all aspects of IT across Australia as well as the delivery of Group IT projects. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers and the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has significant governance experience in corporations and in charity and not-for-profit organisations.
Jon Fox

Jon Fox

Interim Executive General Manager - Claims

Jon has more than 25 years’ experience within the Australian insurance industry, including senior positions in claims, underwriting, distribution and general management

Jon joined Elders Insurance in 2002 to establish the company’s national claims capability. Promoted to GM Insurance Operations in 2005 he led the integration of Elders Insurance into QBE after its acquisition in 2009. Appointed General Manager Elders Insurance in late 2011 Jon has delivered strong results and the business has won a number of awards, including the Roy Morgan Business Insurer of the Year.

 

Jon is a director of several industry boards, including the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance.

Anna Gould

Anna Gould

Chief Risk Officer

Anna has been with QBE for more than 10 years and has built a strong track record in risk and capital management, and extensive knowledge of our regulatory landscape. Anna first joined QBE in Europe in 2003. Moving to Australia in 2005 she joined our Finance team, with her most recent role being Head of Technical Support. As CRO Anna is responsible for activities across our Enterprise Risk, Legal, Compliance, Government Relations & Industry Affairs, Planning & Performance areas, as well as QBE's Innovation Forum.
Sally Kincaid

Sally Kincaid

Chief HR Officer

Sally has more than 23 years' experience across HR and Change Management, with a career spanning New Zealand, the UK and Australia. Prior to becoming Chief HR Officer, as a senior HR executive, Sally consulted to CEOs on the review and formulation of business operating models, business restructuring and transitional change management and senior team effectiveness. Sally was previously the Executive Director of People & Performance at ING Australia where she led the people integration of INGA (now One Path) into ANZ.
Bettina Pidcock

Bettina Pidcock

Executive General Manager - Marketing

Bettina joined QBE in January 2016, bringing a depth of marketing experience spanning her career at ANZ, TAL, BT Financial Group, St George Bank, Westpac and MLC. Formerly the Head of Marketing for ANZ Wealth, Bettina is MBA qualified and has more than 20 years’ business experience including change management, strategy formulation, leadership and team management, multi-channel marketing, product management and project delivery. She has a strong track record in delivering increased engagement through new and innovative market strategies, data-led insights and leadership. Throughout her career Bettina has focused on integrated programs that deliver outstanding sales results with an excellent understanding of direct and intermediated sales operating models.
Steven Raynor

Steven Raynor

Executive General Manager - Transformation

Steven joined QBE in 2005 and has worked in a number of business units, driving process improvement and change. The Transformation business unit brings together key specialists from throughout the organisation to align and drive strategy and promote innovation to deliver improved outcomes for our customers.
Victor Walter

Victor Walter

Chief Financial Officer

Victor's team upholds QBE Australia's Finance vision to be the first choice for our customers and investors; balancing financial integrity and supporting the future growth of the business and its people. Victor oversees the company's financial governance, tax advisory services, financial operations, decision support, quality assurance, operational risk, transactional accounting, reporting and analytics. Victor has been with QBE since 2001. Prior to this he held various leadership positions with the Metropolitan Ambulance Service, Victoria and CGU Insurance.
Declan Moore

Declan Moore

Chief Underwriting Officer

Declan Moore was appointed Chief Underwriting Officer, QBE Australia & New Zealand in August 2016. He has 25 years of insurance experience, with six years at QBE Australia as Head of Actuarial Pricing and then as Operations Manager NSW/ACT where he managed the Underwriting, Finance, and support functions. Declan re-joined the QBE Group in 2011 and prior to his current role, was appointed Group Chief Actuary in 2012.

Declan has previously worked as a general insurance consultant for Trowbridge Consulting in Sydney and Towers Watson in Dublin.