Youi CEO makes switch to QBE

Youi CEO makes switch to QBE | Insurance Business New Zealand

Youi CEO makes switch to QBE

QBE Insurance has announced a number of key executive appointments to its Australia and New Zealand Operations (ANZO).

Frank Costigan is joining the major insurer as ANZO executive general manager, consumer & retail partnerships in November. He holds more than 30 years of extensive financial services experience, including his most recent role as CEO at Youi Insurance and with executive roles at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance and IAG.

QBE ANZO chief executive officer Vivek Bhatia said Costigan brings deep experience in personal lines, finance, operations and strategy to the team.

“He also brings a strong leadership brand, with fresh thinking and a lot of energy that will translate well into the business and our people,” he noted. “His appointment reflects the commitment we have at QBE to strengthen our position in personal lines in our home markets.”

Costigan, meanwhile, said: “QBE is an iconic brand and I’m inspired by the vision that Pat Regan, Group CEO, and Vivek Bhatia, CEO ANZO, have for the company. It’s great to be joining at such a pivotal time.”

QBE ANZO also appointed Chris Killourhy as chief financial officer, having held the role in an interim capacity since Inder Singh’s move to Group CFO in April last year.

Eleanor Debelle, previously interim executive general manager, consumer & retail partnerships, has been brought in to serve as the new chief HR officer, ANZO.

Finally, QBE ANZO also hired Renée Roberts as chief operating officer in June, while Fiona Hayes-St Clair was appointed chief strategy officer in July.

“Frank, Renee and Fiona are outstanding additions to the talent we are fostering within the organisation, and I’m confident that together we have the capabilities and expertise across our ANZO leadership team to deliver on our 2018 priorities and beyond,” Bhatia added.