Monday, October 13, 2014
New York, NY—QBE North America has announced the appointment of a new Chief Human Resources Officer, Hy Pomerance.
With over 18 years of successful leadership aligning business strategy and HR programs in complex organizations, Pomerance’s unique background provides the kind of strong, seasoned leadership ideal for a dynamic business like QBE North America.
“As we continue to transform QBE North America, it will be of particular benefit to have Hy managing the people part of our organization. I am very pleased to have someone of his caliber join our leadership team,” says Dave Duclos, President and CEO.
Pomerance’s impressive credentials include senior HR roles at Arcadis and UBS Bank. Pomerance also served as the SVP, Chief HR Officer at The New York Life Insurance Co., and has provided consultancy services to a number of leading national and global organizations. He is a graduate of Yeshiva University and holds a master's in Organizational Behavior and a doctorate in Psychology.
Reporting to Duclos, Hy replaces former CHRO, Carolyn Bartholdson, who departed earlier this year. He will be based in New York with his family, and he will work from QBE’s North America headquarters in New York City.
QBE North America is part of QBE Insurance Group Limited, one of the largest insurers and reinsurers worldwide. QBE NA reported Gross Written Premiums in 2013 of $5.855 billion. QBE Insurance Group’s 2013 results can be found at qbena.com. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, QBE operates out of 43 countries around the globe, with a presence in every key insurance market. The North America division, headquartered in New York, conducts business through its property and casualty insurance subsidiaries. QBE insurance companies are rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best and “A+” by Standard & Poor’s.