QBE North America names construction head

Industry veteran steps into newly created role

QBE North America names construction head

Construction & Engineering

By Ryan Smith

QBE North America has announced the appointment of Ryan Powers (pictured above) as senior vice president and head of construction.

Powers will report to Mike Foley, president of commercial insurance for QBE North America. In his new role, Powers will be responsible for the company’s vision for casualty lines for the construction industry. He will also establish and oversee a coordinated underwriting approach for the sector.

“We’re excited to welcome Ryan to this newly created role,” Foley said. “With decades of experience in the commercial insurance market, extensive underwriting expertise and strong management background, he has proven his ability as a leader in implementing strategic initiatives and driving the integrity of the underwriting process. I have the utmost confidence that Ryan will help drive sustainable organizational growth and ensure the realization of long-term, wide-reaching goals.”

Powers has more than 17 years of industry experience. Prior to joining QBE he served in leadership roles at Liberty Mutual, most recently as chief underwriting officer.

Powers is the latest addition to the talent roster at QBE. Last week, the company announced the appointment of Julie Wood as CEO of its North America division.

The company also recently announced a collaboration with non-profit Tech Goes Home aimed at bolstering digital equity.

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