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QBE Re North America announces promotions as part of strategic growth ambitions

QBE Re has announced several promotions and appointments for its New York office.

Salvatore Sama has been appointed Head of US Financial & Professional Lines and Casualty Treaty. He joined QBE Re in April 2021 as Senior Vice President - Head of US Financial and Professional Lines from Swiss Re. The Fin Pro and Casualty sub classes have been merged under Sal’s leadership to further unify the product offering.

In addition, Jane Farren has been promoted to the role of Vice President, US Financial & Professional Lines having previously held the role of Lead Financial & Professional Lines Treaty Underwriter.

Mike Coghlan has been promoted to Senior Vice President - Head of US Health, having previously been product lead for US Health since 2020.

Meanwhile Tim Barber has been appointed as General Manager for North America on a permanent basis, having assumed the role on an interim basis in April. Prior to this, he was Head of Casualty Treaty London since 2011. Tim will also perform the role of Global Head of Casualty Treaty.

Peter Wilkins, Interim Managing Director, QBE Re, said: “I am delighted to announce these changes to our New York team which demonstrate the depth of talent we have at QBE Re and will help to deliver on our strategic ambitions for sustainable growth in North America.”



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 2020 was US$14.7 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.