QBE North America appoints President of Property & Casualty

Sunday, January 26, 2014

(New York, NY) - Robert James has been appointed President of Property & Casualty for QBE North America, effective Feb. 3. QBE North America's Property & Casualty business includes the Program, Middle Markets and Major Broker groups. James will be a member of the Executive Management Board and will report to David Duclos, QBE North American Operations Chief Executive Officer.

With over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry in both commercial and personal lines, James joins QBE from managing directorships at Aon Benfield and Willis Capital Markets & Advisory. Prior to that, he was President and CEO of Grange Insurance Companies.

Before Grange, James was President of the Insurance Services Group at Bank of America (BoA) where he managed the bank's consumer insurance, commercial insurance and reinsurance operations. James has also held leadership roles at Countrywide Insurance Group, CNA Insurance, AIG, Allmerica Property & Casualty, MetLife Auto & Home and Allstate.

Commenting on the new appointment, Duclos said, "Bob is another example of our commitment to bringing high caliber talent to QBE North America. I am delighted to have someone with Bob's skill set and breadth of experience leading our Property & Casualty operations as we work to build a top performing business."