QBE has expanded its capabilities in Western Canada with new hires based in its Vancouver office.
Troy Wiebe has joined as Casualty Underwriter. He joins with over 20 years’ experience in property and casualty underwriting having most recently held the role of Underwriting Director at Northbridge. In the newly created role, he will be reporting to Adam Dobko, Underwriting Manager, Casualty.
Jasper Hageman has joined as Property Underwriter. He joins from Northbridge where he specialised in property underwriting, with expertise in public sector, construction, retail, manufacturing and wood products. He brings over 25 years’ experience to the new role and reports to Lisa Wolfe, Underwriting Manager for Property.
In addition, Fiona Bui has been promoted to Underwriting Support Team Lead. She has been with QBE since 2016 having joined as Underwriting Assistant and is based in Vancouver. In her new role, she reports to Dawn Cooper, Compliance & Risk Management Specialist.
Ben Hunter, Director of Canada, QBE said: “QBE’s appetite is well aligned to the types of businesses which operate in Western Canada, including construction, manufacturing, forestry and mining. With these new hires, we now have expanded capability to grow our customer base and expertise to support our growth ambitions in the mid-sized business space as well as with cross-border and multinational placements.”
QBE first opened its Vancouver office in 2015.
For further information contact:
Sandra Villanueva, Corporate Communications, QBE, 020 7105 5284, Sandra.Villanueva@uk.qbe.com
Alexis Burris, Corporate Communications, QBE, 020 3465 3921, Alexis.Burris@uk.qbe.com
QBE helps businesses build resilience through risk management and insurance.
QBE European Operations is part of QBE Insurance Group, one of the world’s leading international insurers and reinsurers and Standard & Poor’s A+ rated. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, QBE’s gross written premium for the year ended 31 December 2021 was US$18.5 billion.
As a business insurance specialist, QBE European Operations offers a range of insurance products from the standard suite of property, casualty and motor to the specialist financial lines, marine and energy. All are tailored to the individual needs of our small, medium and large customer base.
We understand the crucial role that effective risk management plays in all organisations and work hard to understand our customers’ businesses so that we offer insurance solutions that meet their needs – from complex programmes to simpler e-trading solutions – and support them in minimising their risk exposures. Our expert risk management and rehabilitation practitioners focus on helping customers improve their risk management so that they may benefit from a reduction in claims frequency and costs.