QBE North America Appoints Shruti Patel as Chief Human Resources Officer

Monday, April 11, 2016

New York, NY —  QBE North America, an operating division of QBE Group, today announced that Shruti Patel has joined the organization as Chief Human Resources Officer.

In her new role, Ms. Patel will be responsible for the company's North America human resources activities, including driving its North America people strategy. Based in New York City, Ms. Patel will serve as a member of the QBE NA Executive Management Board (EMB), reporting directly to David Duclos, President and Chief Executive Officer, QBE North America. Ms. Patel will also serve as a member of QBE North America Leadership Team (NALT). Ms. Patel replaces Hy Pomerance in this role, who was recently appointed Chief Human Resources Officer, Emerging Markets (EM), an operation of QBE Group.

"This appointment is part of our business growth strategy at QBE, and underscores our focus on building and growing our leadership team, and aligning human resources programs with our strategic business initiatives," said Mr. Duclos. "I am pleased to welcome Shruti as her appointment will help us in moving these initiatives forward."

Ms. Patel has more than 20 years' experience in human resources leadership, including serving in senior roles at American Express, Merrill Lynch, and Morgan Stanley. She joins QBE from AIG, where she most recently held the position of Vice President, Human Resources, originally partnering with the company's Commercial business, and most recently, where she was responsible for the creation and delivery of the Consumer business' human capital plan worldwide.

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 2015 of $4.6 billion. QBE Insurance Group's 2015 results can be found at www.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. Additional information can be found at www.qbena.com, or follow QBE North America on Twitter.

Carla Ferrara, Vice President, Corporate Communications & Branding, 212.497.9604, Carla.ferrara@us.qbe.com