QBE North America Appoints Peter Tshonas SVP, Chief Sales Officer

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

New York, NY - QBE North America announced that Property and Casualty executive Peter Tshonas has joined the organization as SVP, Chief Sales Officer.  Mr. Tshonas' appointment underscores QBE North America's commitment to make it easier for producers to access its people and products that meet the specialized needs in the markets where it chooses to compete.

In this role, Mr. Tshonas will have overall accountability for the end-to-end sales process, aligning closely with the Standard Lines and Specialty Lines businesses to facilitate customer retention and business growth across the organization.  He will be focused on executing effective account development and customer relationship management initiatives, guiding alignment among market, product and distribution channel strategies and implementing strategic account engagement and deal management plans.

Working from QBE's Simsbury, CT office, Peter will report to Mark Cantin, President, Field Operations of QBE North America. "Peter has demonstrated his ability to cultivate strong and collaborative relationships with brokers, as well as to drive a successful, customer-focused sales culture," remarked Mr. Cantin. "Peter's addition to the North America Field Operations team is another demonstration of our commitment to deepen our producer partnerships and keep the customer at the center of everything we do."

Mr. Tshonas has 22 years of industry experience, most of that at Liberty Mutual, where he rose from Account Representative to Northeast Managing Director, managing a national insurance distribution team and a $250 million book of business.

Mr. Tshonas is a graduate of Westfield State College.

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.

Contact: Amanda Taylor, VP Internal Communications, 770.850.5117 or amanda.taylor@us.qbe.com