QBE Insurance Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Declan Moore to the newly created role of Chief Underwriting Officer.

Declan takes up the role from his position as QBE Group Chief Actuary and brings more than 25 years of insurance operations and actuarial experience in Australia and Europe, including as a former QBE Australia Operations Manager NSW and ACT.

QBE Australia and New Zealand CEO Pat Regan said: "We are fortunate to have Declan take up this important new role in the Australian and New Zealand business, which will report directly to me.

"First and foremost Declan will focus on driving underwriting performance. Tight management of underwriting performance will set us up for future success, ensuring we meet the needs of both our customers and the market.

"This role has been created to further advance our technical ambitions and capability and to ensure we can build on the ground work already laid to improve our underwriting process.

"Declan will take on responsibility for underwriting, product, reinsurance and accreditation and work across all of our distribution channels to ensure we continue to deliver the dynamic products and pricing our customers expect from us."

Declan said: "I am looking forward to working within the Australian business continuing to ensure that we have a clear understanding of our customers' needs and are best placed to respond to these with the products they require."

Declan will take up his position on Monday 22 August, 2016.

For further information please contact:
Anne Wall
Communications Manager
QBE Australia
Phone: +61 2 9239 7818
Email: anne.wall@qbe.com