Michael (Mike) Wilkins (AO)
BCom, MBA, FCA, FAICD
Mike became a non-executive director of QBE in 2016 and was appointed Chair in March 2020.
He is Chair of the Governance & Nomination Committee and a member of the People & Remuneration, Audit, and, Risk & Capital 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 Chair of Medibank Private Limited and a non-executive director of Scentre Group Limited. He previously served as a non-executive director of AMP Limited, 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.
Group Chief Executive Officer
BA Natural Sciences, ACA
Andrew joined QBE as Group Chief Executive Officer in September 2021. He was previously the CEO, and before that the Finance Director, of Beazley Group, a specialist insurer based in the United Kingdom with operations in Europe, the United States and Asia. Prior to this, he held various senior finance roles in ING, NatWest and Lloyds Bank. Andrew has more than 30 years’ experience across insurance and banking, and has extensive experience across international markets.
Yasmin Allen (AM)
Yasmin became a non-executive director of QBE in July 2022. She is a member of the Audit and People & Remuneration Committees. Yasmin has more than 20 years’ experience as a company director and Chair serving companies across a wide range of sectors, including natural resources and financial services. She is currently a non-executive director of Cochlear Limited, Santos Limited and ASX Limited. She chairs Tic Toc Online, a digital home loan platform company, the Harrison Riedel Foundation, a charity supporting young mental health, and the Digital Skills Organisation. Yasmin is a member of the Federal Government Takeovers Panel and has been acting President since 2019 and is a member of Chief Executive Women. She has served as a nonexecutive director for a number of companies including Insurance Australia Group Limited and was the former Chair of Macquarie Group’s Global Infrastructure Funds. She was previously a senior investment banking executive specialising in equity markets in Australia and the United Kingdom.
BComm CA AICD
Steve was appointed a non-executive director in November 2023. He is a member of the Audit Committee and the Risk and Capital Committee. Steve is an accomplished financial services executive and business leader with over 30 years of experience including serving as a Financial Services Leadership partner at Ernst and Young (EY) for more than 15 years, where he was also the signing Audit Partner for numerous top 50 ASX Listed companies. More recently, Steve has held Board level positions across the commercial, government and not-for-profit sectors for the past 6 years. Steve is currently serving as a Non-Executive Director for Bank Australia Ltd, GenRe Australia, GenRe Life Australia, and for Parkinson’s Australia. He is also an external member of the UNSW Sydney Audit Committee and Risk Committee and part-time CFO for BackTrack Youth Works.
BCom (Hons), LLB (Hons)
Tan became a non-executive director of QBE in September 2020. She is Chair of the People & Remuneration Committee and a member of the Governance & Nomination Committee. Tan is the founder and CEO of EMOTIV, a neuroinformatics company advancing understanding of the human brain. She was previously co-founder and President of SASme, a wireless technology company. Tan has been a contributor at the World Economic Forum (WEF) and previously served on the WEF Global Future Council and on the WEF Board of Stewards on Shaping the Future of Information & Entertainment.
Kathryn (Kathy) Lisson
Kathy became a non-executive director of QBE in 2016. She is Deputy Chair of the People & Remuneration Committee and a member of the Risk & Capital Committee. Kathy has over 30 years’ experience across insurance and banking in technology, operations and management. She was previously Chief Operating Officer for two insurance companies (QBE Europe (a QBE regulated entity) and Brit Insurance) and Operational Transformation Director at Barclays Bank, which included delivering global solutions in digital technology, cyber security and IT risk. Kathy also held executive positions at Bank of Montreal, including as President of its Mortgage Corporation and EVP Technology Strategy and Delivery. Kathy was a senior partner at Ernst & Young and Price Waterhouse in Canada, leading their insurance and banking advisory practices. Kathy has also held several other non-executive director roles in the United Kingdom and in Canada.
Sir Brian Pomeroy
Sir Brian became a non-executive director of QBE in 2014. He is Deputy Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Risk & Capital Committee. He has extensive insurance industry experience, including in his previous role as a Nominated Member of the Council of Lloyd’s and as Chair 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 United Kingdom and a non-executive director on QBE’s European regulated boards. Sir Brian also chaired the United Kingdom Treasury’s Financial Inclusion Taskforce, the Payments Council and the Gambling Commission. He was the Senior Partner of Deloitte Consulting in the United Kingdom until 1999.
BCom, FCA, FAICD
Jann became a non-executive director of QBE in 2014. She is Chair of the Audit Committee, Deputy Chair of the Risk & Capital Committee and a member of the Governance & Nomination Committee. Jann has over 30 years’ professional experience in audit and accounting with a focus on financial services, particularly the insurance industry. She was an audit partner for 17 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers before retiring in 2004. Jann is a non-executive director of Telix Pharmaceuticals Limited, 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. Jann was also a non-executive director on QBE’s Australian regulated boards.
Rolf became a non-executive director of QBE in 2016. He is Chair of the Risk & Capital Committee and a member of the People & Remuneration and Governance & Nomination Committees. He has significant experience in specialist insurance and reinsurance businesses, having held senior positions in a number of global companies. He was the first ever Franchise Performance Director at Lloyd’s, for which he was awarded the Silver Medal for Services at Lloyd’s, an honour bestowed on only a few individuals since its creation in 1917. Rolf is a director of Marco Insurance PCC Limited and British Reserve Insurance Company Limited and is also on the advisory board of Wrisk Ltd. Rolf was previously a director of Beazley plc and Beazley Furlonge Ltd.
Peter became a non-executive director of QBE in September 2023. He is a member of the Audit Committee and the Risk & Capital Committee. Peter is an accomplished insurance executive and business leader with over 40 years’ experience. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Axis Insurance from 2013 to 2022 and prior to that was President of U.S. Insurance. He was with CNA Insurance for more than 20 years, including as President and Chief Operating Officer for CNA Specialty. He also served as Executive Vice President at AIG, where he managed the commercial public D&O business in the U.S.