Group Board of Directors

Marty becker

W. Marston Becker

Chairman

JD, BSBA

Marty was appointed as an independent non-executive director of QBE in 2013 and Chairman in April 2014. Marty is a member of the Audit, Investment, Remuneration, Risk and Capital, and Operations and Technology Committees.

Marty is the Chairman of West Virginia Media Holdings and previously served as President and CEO of Alterra Capital Holdings Limited. Marty has over 35 years’ experience in general insurance, reinsurance, investment banking and private equity and has held various insurance and reinsurance executive positions. 

Jann Skinner

Jann Skinner

Independent non-executive director

BCom, FCA, FAICD

Jann was appointed as an independent non-executive director of QBE in 2014. Jann is Chairman of the Risk and Capital Committee, Deputy Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Jann was a non-executive director on QBE’s Australian regulated boards, where she was also Chair of the Audit and Risk and Capital Committees. She has over 30 years’ professional accounting experience and was an audit partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

John M Green

John M Green

Deputy Chairman

B JURIS/LLB, FAICD, SF FIN

John became an independent non-executive director of QBE in 2010. As well as Deputy Chairman, he is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, Deputy Chairman of the Investment, and Operations and Technology Committees and a member of the Risk and Capital, and Audit Committees.

Previously, John was a non-executive director of WorleyParsons, and had 30 years’ experience in the financial services and other sectors as an investment banker and, earlier, a lawyer. He is also a novelist and co-founder of book publisher Pantera Press. 

Kathryn Lisson

Kathryn Lisson

Non-executive director

BSc (Honours)

Kathy was appointed as a non-executive director in September 2016. Kathy is Chair of the Operations and Technology Committee, and a member of the Audit Committee.

Until 2016, Kathy was a partner of Ernst & Young LLP, where she led the firm’s Canadian Insurance Advisory practice, and before that she was the COO for QBE European Operations. Previously, Kathy held senior roles at Price Waterhouse and Bank of Montreal in Canada, and at Barclays Bank and Brit Insurance Holdings in the UK. 

Michael Wilkins

Michael Wilkins

Independent non-executive director

BCom, MBA

Mike was appointed as an independent non-executive director of QBE in November 2016. Mike is a member of the Audit, Remuneration, and Operations and Technology Committees. He was the Managing Director and CEO of Insurance Australia Group Limited until November 2015.

He has more than 30 years of experience in financial services, including serving as Managing Director and CEO of Promina Group Limited and Managing Director of Tyndall Australia Limited. He is currently a non-executive director of AMP Limited and has formerly held non-executive roles at Maple-Brown Abbott Limited and Alinta Limited. 

Patrick Regan

Patrick Regan

Group Chief Executive Officer

BSc, ACA

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 and Zealand Operations (August 2016 – November 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 & acquisitions.

Pat has more than 27 years’ of professional accounting experience of which nearly 20 years is 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

Dip PS, Dipl. Pol

Rolf was appointed as an independent non-executive director in March 2016. Rolf is the Deputy Chairman of the Risk and Capital Committee and a member of the Investment and Remuneration Committees. He has many years’ experience in specialist insurance and reinsurance businesses, having held senior positions in a number of global companies

Sir Brian Pomeroy

Sir Brian Pomeroy

Independent non-executive director

MA, FCA

Sir Brian was appointed as an independent non-executive director of QBE in 2014. Sir Brian is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Risk and Capital Committee.

He was formerly a non-executive member of the Board of the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK, a nominated member of the Council of Lloyd’s of London and a non-executive director on QBE’s European regulated boards. He was the senior partner of Deloitte Consulting in the UK until 1999. 

Stephen Fitzgerald

Stephen Fitzgerald 

Independent non-executive director

BEc

Stephen was appointed as an independent non-executive director of QBE in 2014.

He is Chairman of the Investment Committee and a member of the Risk and Capital, and Operations and Technology Committees. Stephen is Chairman of Affirmative Investment Management. Previously, Stephen was a member of the Board of Guardians of the Future Fund (Australia’s Sovereign Wealth Fund), and Chairman of Goldman Sachs, Australia and New Zealand. He also served on the Goldman Sachs Partnership Committee.