QBE North America appoints Jeff Post COO, QBE Middle Market

Thursday, August 28, 2014

New York, NY -- In a move aimed at improving customer focus and profitable growth, QBE North America  has appointed 25-year industry veteran, Jeff Post to head its US Middle Market business.

Jeff brings 25 years of underwriting and agency management experience to this role, with 11 years of them with QBE’s Middle Market team. In addition to his extensive knowledge of the business, Jeff brings a passion for underwriting excellence and a focus on building profitable agency relationships.

Effective immediately, Jeff Post resigns his position as Regional Vice President (RVP) for the QBE’s Midwest Region, stepping into a new role as Chief Operating Officer for the QBE Middle Market business, where, reporting to Bob James, President of Property and Casualty, he is responsible for strategy, alignment and oversight of all of QBE North America’s Middle Market activity. The Middle Market includes the Agri business and four regional businesses, Eastern, Central, Midwest and Western.

Of this change, Bob James says, “This is good for our market; it aligns our business with what the market’s needs, which is a customer-focused, market-facing structure that will help drive better performance, and create stability in our appetite.

QBE North America is part of QBE Insurance Group Limited, one of the top 20 insurers and reinsurers worldwide. QBE NA reported Gross Written Premiums in 2013 of $5.855 billion. QBE Insurance Group’s 2012 results can be found at qbena.com. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, QBE operates out of 43 countries around the globe, with a presence in every key insurance market. The North America division, headquartered in New York, conducts business through its property and casualty insurance subsidiaries. QBE insurance companies are rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best and “A+” by Standard & Poor’s.