QBE names new non-exec director

QBE names new non-exec director | Insurance Business

QBE names new non-exec director
QBE Insurance Group has announced the appointment of Kathryn Lisson to the role of non-executive director effective 1 September 2016.

Prior to joining QBE, Lisson was a partner of Ernst & Young LLP (EY), where she led the firm’s Canadian insurance advisory practice. In this role, Lisson was in charge of implementing EY’s FinTech in the insurance sector in Canada.

Until February 2011, Lisson was COO for QBE European operations in London, where she was responsible for claims, technology, and operation support functions; as well as chair of QMS (UK) Board and a member of the Executive Management Committee, Investment Committee, and Reserving and Risk Committees. Lisson also worked for Brit Insurance Holdings PLC, Barclays Bank, Bank of Montreal, and PwC earlier in her career.

Marty Becker, QBE chairman, said: “I am delighted to welcome Kathy back to QBE. The Board will benefit from her experience gained through many years in senior executive and advisory roles across the financial services sector, including global insurers and banks, in North America and Europe.”

“Kathy’s practical experience in digital technology, cyber security, IT risks, and data analytics will be particularly valuable as technology plays an increasingly significant role in shaping QBE’s business and strategic direction.”

“Drawing upon her technology expertise, Kathy has agreed to chair a newly-formed Operations and Technology Committee which will support the Board in monitoring QBE’s evolving digitization and information technology strategy,” Becker said.

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