October has been a busy month for QBE and it is continuing to welcome a host of new faces into senior roles – first with the appointment of its international chief executive officer just over a week ago, and now the appointment of two members on its Australia Pacific Board.
QBE has appointed former NRMA Investments chief executive officer Melanie Willis and former Westpac group chief information officer David Curran as new non-executive directors.
Willis brings extensive experience in executive and non-executive roles across several sectors, including financial services, property, infrastructure, retail, and investment management. As former CEO of NRMA Investments, she was responsible for the company’s core $600 million investment portfolio and commercial businesses.
Curran, meanwhile, has over 30 years of experience within the IT and financial services sectors. As the former group chief information officer at Westpac, he was responsible for the implementation of several major transformation projects, including the group’s Customer Service Hub, and an infrastructure and operations initiative that facilitated migrating Westpac’s technology capabilities to the cloud.
QBE Australia Pacific chair Mark Joiner said that the recent appointments bring invaluable expertise to the insurer, particularly in the technology and innovation space.
“I’m delighted to welcome both Melanie and David to the QBE Australia Pacific Board, with each bringing extensive insights to further bolster our strategy to become a more digitally-led, customer-focused organisation. Together, both Melanie and David will further deepen and diversify QBE’s board expertise,” Joiner said.