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Julie Wood appointed CEO of North America division

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Julie had been acting in the CEO role while a search was undertaken to replace Todd Jones who left in August.

Julie joined QBE in January 2023 as Group Head of Distribution. Prior to this Julie was at Marsh as their South East Partnership & Zonal leader, and member of the US Executive Committee. Previously, she had the position of Zonal Casualty Leader at Marsh in Atlanta. Julie has also held several senior executive roles at Zurich for 15 years including global customer relationship management and underwriting leadership.

Group Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Horton said: “Julie brings deep industry expertise with a strong customer focus, underwriting expertise and knowledge of the North America market.

“We have the right strategy in place for our North America business and Julie will continue our focus on our three core insurance segments of Crop, Specialty and Commercial.

“Julie’s appointment highlights the bench strength of high calibre leaders within QBE and reflects the focus we have on talent and leadership,” he said.

Julie’s appointment is subject to regulatory approval and she remains on the Group Executive Committee reporting to Andrew Horton.

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