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QBE Re bolsters senior team with two appointments

QBE Re has appointed Andrew Guarnori and Ashish (Ash) Ahluwalia to two newly created roles.


Andrew joins QBE Re as Head of Underwriting Oversight and Ash has been promoted to Global Head of Performance & Portfolio Analytics. Their appointments follow Mark Jackaman’s appointment as General Manager, London, and completes the change in senior leadership structure, both announced earlier in the year.

Andrew joins from Swiss Re, where for more than 20 years he held several Casualty leadership roles, most recently as Deputy Head of Financial Lines within the Global P&C Reinsurance team.  Starting from January 2024, Andrew will provide independent and balanced underwriting oversight across the QBE Re business. Andrew brings more than 30 years of underwriting experience, having held a variety of senior underwriting, team leadership and portfolio management roles for world leading (re)insurance groups, including St Paul Re (Travelers), Europa Re (Berkshire Hathaway) and GE Insurance Solutions.

Ash joins from the QBE Actuarial team where he has held the role of Head of Reserving since 2021. Ash brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role with a global background in consultancy, reserving and performance management. Ash’s appointment demonstrates QBE Re’s commitment to best practice in portfolio management.

Chris Killourhy, Managing Director QBE Re, said: “Having Andrew and Ash join QBE Re further evidences our commitment to professionalism, modernisation and delivering for our cedants. We have a clear vision for QBE Re and the appointments of Ash and Andrew will allow us to execute on this vision given their focus on underwriting quality and portfolio balance.”

Andrew’s appointment, from January 2024, is subject to regulatory approval. Ash will take up the role in August 2024, subject to regulatory approval.

QBE Re has offices in Bermuda, Brussels, Dubai, Dublin, London and New York.




For further information contact:

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


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 Bermuda, Brussels, Dubai, Dublin, London and New York.