QBE North America appoints industry vet Alan Driscoll COO, Standard Lines P&C

Monday, August 04, 2014

New York, NY -- In a move to further strengthen the senior leadership team of its Standard Lines Property & Casualty business, QBE North America announces the appointment of talented industry leader, Alan Driscoll who on Aug. 11 assumes the role of Chief Operating Officer for the Standard Lines P&C business. 

In this role, Driscoll will direct and help execute the business plans for Standard Lines P&C operations. In addition, he will be responsible for the commercial insurance business segments (Programs, Middle Market and Risk Management).

Driscoll brings more than 30 years of domestic and global experience in the P&C industry, most recently at Farmers as Chief Underwriting Officer and Head of Operations for Commercial Insurance. He has also held senior leadership positions at Bank of America, Chubb and AIG.

Driscoll’s appointment reflects QBE North America’s ongoing commitment to the success of its Program, Risk Management and Middle Market business units, and is another example of bringing in top talent to drive profitable growth.

Driscoll will report out of QBE’s New York office to Standard Lines P&C President, Bob James who says of the appointment, “This another important and positive development for QBE. With Alan on board, we add another experienced leader to help propel the success of our business.” 

About QBE

QBE North America is part of QBE Insurance Group Limited, one of the top 20 insurers and reinsurers worldwide. QBE NA reported Gross Written Premiums in 2013 of $5.855 billion. QBE Insurance Group’s 2012 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