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QBE Re appoints Head of Claims

QBE Re has appointed Debbi Wood as Head of Claims, QBE Re, subject to regulatory approval.

Debbi has been with QBE for almost 20 years, having held roles across QBE’s claims function, most recently as Claims Manager, Financial and Specialty Markets (FSM), Complex Claims for QBE Europe.

She will start the new role in April and reports to Mike East, Claims Director, QBE Europe and will become a member of the EO Claims Executive leadership team as well as becoming part of QBE Re’s senior leadership.

Chris Killourhy, Managing Director, QBE Re “I am delighted Debbi will be leading QBE Re’s claims team as we continue to deliver our goal of sustainable growth and building long-term relationships with our customers.”

Mike East, Claims Director, QBE Europe said: “This appointment is another great example of the internal talent we have within QBE. Debbi’s depth of experience of claims will continue to further enhance our customer value proposition.”

Fiona Sperry, Head of Complex Claims, will act as Interim Claims Manager for FSM in addition to her current role while recruitment is ongoing.




For further information contact:

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

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


About QBE Re

QBE Re 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 2022 was US$20 billion.

QBE Re was formed to bring together all of QBE’s global reinsurance capabilities, allowing us to provide a consistent, streamlined service to our clients. Today, we offer a range of Property, Casualty, Specialty and Life solutions to customers around the world from our offices in London, Bermuda, Brussels, Dubai, Dublin and New York.

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