Group Board of Directors

Michael Wilkins

Michael (Mike) Wilkins




Mike was appointed Chairman of QBE in March 2020. He joined the QBE Group Board as an independent non-executive director in November 2016. Mike is Deputy Chairman of the People & Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Operations & Technology Committees. Mike has more than 30 years' experience in financial services. He was the Managing Director and CEO of Insurance Australia Group Limited until November 2015 and previously served as Managing Director and CEO of Promina Group Limited and Managing Director of Tyndall Australia Limited. He is currently a non-executive director of Medibank Private Limited (appointed May 2017) and previously served as a non-executive director of AMP Limited (September 2016 to February 2020), Alinta Limited, Maple-Brown Abbott Limited, The Geneva Association and the Australian Business and Community Network. Mike was the founding member of the Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience & Safer Communities from 2013 until his retirement in 2015.
Jann Skinner

Jann Skinner

Independent non-executive director



Jann was appointed as an independent non-executive director of QBE in October 2014. She is Chairman of the Audit Committee, Deputy Chairman of the Risk & Capital Committee and a member of the People & Remuneration Committee. Jann was a non-executive director on QBE’s Australian regulated boards, where she was also Chairman of the Audit and Risk & Capital Committees. Jann has over 30 years’ professional experience in audit and accounting with a focus on financial services, particularly the insurance industry. She worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1975–2004 and was an audit partner of the firm for 17 years before retiring in 2004. Jann is a non-executive director of Telix Pharmaceuticals Ltd, HSBC Bank Australia Limited and Create Foundation Limited. Previously, Jann was a non-executive director of Enstar Australia Group and the Tasmanian Public Finance Corporation.
John M Green

John M. Green

Deputy Chairman


John became an independent non-executive director of QBE in 2010. As well as Deputy Chairman of the Board, he is also Deputy Chairman of the Investment and Operations & Technology Committees and a member of the People & Remuneration, Risk & Capital and Audit Committees. He also chaired the Board’s subcommittee on QBE’s self-assessment against APRA’s CBA report on governance, accountability and culture. John has extensive Australian and international board and advisory experience, including as a director of Worley Limited (2002–2016), as an executive director at Macquarie Group leading its financial institutions group, and as a partner at two major law firms. John is a non-executive director of the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre and Challenger Limited (both appointed December 2017). He is also a novelist and co-founder of independent book publisher Pantera Press.
Kathryn Lisson

Kathryn (Kathy) Lisson

Independent non-executive director

B.Sc (Hons)


Kathy was appointed as a non-executive director in September 2016. Kathy is Chair of the Operations & Technology Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Kathy has over 30 years’ experience across insurance and banking in technology, operations and management. In England, she was Chief Operating Officer for two insurance companies (QBE Europe and Brit Insurance) and Operational Transformation Director at Barclays Bank, which included delivering global solutions in digital technology, cyber security and IT risk. In Canada, Kathy held several executive positions at Bank of Montreal, including President of its Mortgage Corporation and EVP Technology Strategy and Delivery. Kathy was also a senior partner at Ernst & Young and Price Waterhouse in Canada, leading their insurance and banking advisory practices. Kathy has previously held non-executive director roles in the UK and in Canada.
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Patrick (Pat) Regan

Group Chief Executive Officer


Pat joined QBE in 2014 and was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer in 2018. He previously held the position of Group Chief Financial Officer (June 2014–September 2017) and Chief Executive Officer, Australian & New Zealand Operations (August 2016–December 2017). Before joining QBE, Pat was the Chief Financial Officer at Aviva plc in London (2010–2014) with responsibility for finance, strategy, investor relations and mergers and acquisitions. Pat has over 30 years' business experience with more than 20 of those in insurance and financial services. Pat was previously the CFO/COO of Willis and has held several roles at RSA and AXA.
Rolf Tolle

Rolf Tolle

Independent non-executive director

Dipl. Pol


Rolf was appointed as an independent non-executive director in March 2016. Rolf is the Chairman of the Risk & Capital Committee and a member of the People & Remuneration and Audit Committees. He has significant experience in specialist insurance and reinsurance businesses, having held senior positions in a number of global companies, including being Lloyd's first ever Franchise Performance Director. He was in this role for approximately seven years and was consequently awarded the Silver Medal for Services at Lloyd’s, an honour bestowed to only a few individuals since its creation in 1917. He is also on the advisory board of Wrisk Ltd. Rolf was previously a director of Beazley plc and Beazley Furlonge Ltd.
Sir Brian Pomeroy

Sir Brian Pomeroy

Independent non-executive director


Sir Brian was appointed as an independent non-executive director of QBE in June 2014. Sir Brian is Deputy Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Investment and Risk & Capital Committees. Sir Brian has extensive experience in the insurance industry, including in his previous role as a Nominated Member of the Council of Lloyd's and as Chairman of the Independent Commission on Equitable Life Payments. He was formerly a non-executive member of the Board of the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK and a non-executive director on QBE’s European regulated boards. Sir Brian also chaired the UK Treasury's Financial Inclusion Taskforce, the Payments Council and the Gambling Commission. He was the senior partner of Deloitte Consulting in the UK until 1999.

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Stephen Fitzgerald 

Independent non-executive director

(AO) BEc

Stephen was appointed as an independent non-executive director of QBE in 2014. He is Chairman of the Investment and People & Remuneration Committees. He is also a member of the Risk & Capital Committee. Stephen enjoyed a long career with Goldman Sachs (1992–2012) holding a number of leadership roles in London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Australia. He was Chairman of Goldman Sachs, Australia and New Zealand when he retired in 2012. Stephen was also previously a member of the Board of Guardians of the Future Fund (Australia’s Sovereign Wealth Fund). Stephen is currently the Managing Partner of Affirmative Investment Management and sits on the board of The Great Barrier Reef Foundation, the Male Champions of Change Limited and is a member of the Investment Committee of the British Museum.