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QBE Re announces changes to leadership in the US

QBE Re is announcing a change to the leadership of its US business.

Tim Barber has been appointed Interim Head of US Treaty. He will be based in New York and be responsible for all of QBE Re’s reinsurance business in North America, reporting to Steve Postlewhite, Global Managing Director of QBE Re. 

Chris Larson, Head of US Treaty, is stepping down from the role for personal reasons and will leave QBE over the course of the next six months.

Steve Postlewhite, Managing Director, QBE Re, said:

“I am delighted that Tim Barber will lead our US treaty team. Tim is a highly experienced operator and will do a fantastic job continuing to develop our treaty business in North America. We continue to see considerable opportunity and remain ambitious with our growth plans for our global business.

We are sorry to see Chris depart and join the market in wishing him and his family the best for the future.”





For further information contact:

Sandra Villanueva, Corporate Communications, QBE, 020 7105 5284,

Alexis Burris, Corporate Communications, QBE, 020 3465 3921,


About QBE

QBE helps businesses build resilience through risk management and insurance.

QBE European Operations is part of QBE Insurance Group, one of the world’s leading international insurers and reinsurers and Standard & Poor’s A+ rated. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, QBE’s gross written premium for the year ended 31 December 2021 was US$18.5 billion.

As a business insurance specialist, QBE European Operations offers a range of insurance products from the standard suite of property, casualty and motor to the specialist financial lines, marine and energy. All are tailored to the individual needs of our small, medium and large customer base.