QBE North America Appoints Mark Cantin President, Field Operations

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tuesday, March 10 , New York, NY—Today QBE North America is announcing that Property and Casualty executive Mark Cantin is joining the organization as President, Field Operations, effective March 30, 2015.  As communicated earlier, QBE is committed to being a specialty-focused carrier in North America, with market-recognized underwriting ability, risk selection and capacity.  Mr. Cantin's appointment underscores QBE North America's efforts to transform and improve every aspect of our operations to make it easier for producers to access our people and products that meet the specialized needs in the markets where we choose to compete. 

In this role Mr. Cantin will lead all sales and marketing activities for QBE North America, including producer relationships, distribution strategies and brand management, and building out the supporting field organization. 

"In his career Mark has demonstrated the ability to work collaboratively with brokers and agents on solutions to meet their clients’ unique needs," said Dave Duclos, CEO of QBE North America.  "Mark's addition to QBE North America’s executive team reflects our commitment to deepen our producer partnerships and keep the customer at the center of what we do." 

Mr. Cantin's experience includes executive management positions at Liberty Mutual and most recently at USI Insurance Services, one of the largest and fastest growing multi-line insurance brokerage firms in the U.S. with over $1 billion in revenue.  Mr. Cantin progressed from the claims department at Liberty Mutual to sales management, including successfully transitioning the company's commercial business to independent agency and broker distribution.  At USI Mr. Cantin served as SVP, Chief Marketing Officer and prior to that SVP, Sales & Corporate Strategy.  In these roles he was responsible for enterprise-wide carrier strategies, including carrier management, carrier relationships and profitably growing carrier revenue. 

Mr. Cantin remarked, "I could not be more excited to join the world-class management team that Dave has assembled.  Together with my colleagues on the senior leadership team, we are committed to developing innovative products and coverages along with a field organization responsive to the needs of the rapidly evolving marketplace."

Mr. Cantin is a graduate of the University of Connecticut. 

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About QBE

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 2014 of $5.3 billion. QBE Insurance Group's 2014 results can be found at www.qbena.com. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, QBE operates out of 38 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.