Group Executive Committee

Patrick Reagan

Patrick 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 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 26 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.

Inder Singh

Inder Singh

Group Chief Financial Officer


Inder joined QBE in 2015 and was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer in 2018.  His previous roles at QBE include Chief Financial Officer for Australia & New Zealand Operations, and Group Head of Corporate Development and Financial Planning & Analysis.

Inder has 20 years’ experience in financial services spanning Property & Casualty, Life Insurance and Banking.  He started his career at Arthur Andersen before working in Investment Banking in Sydney and London with Deutsche Bank and UBS.  Prior to joining QBE, he was Group M&A Director at Aviva plc in London where he led a number of transformational transactions. 

Inder is a qualified Chartered Accountant and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from Monash University, Melbourne.

Peter Grewal

Peter Grewal

Group Chief Risk Officer

BA (Hons), CMIA

Peter joined QBE in July 2018 as Group Chief Risk Officer.

Prior to joining QBE, Peter was the Chief Risk Officer, Reinsurance, at Swiss Re with a global remit covering property and casualty and life and health reinsurance. Earlier in his career Peter held roles in internal audit including Head of Group Internal Audit for Swiss Re, Head of Internal Audit for Scottish Re and Head of Audit for HSBC (Bank of Bermuda). He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Vivek Bhatia

Vivek Bhatia

Chief Executive Officer, Australian & New Zealand Operations


Vivek joined QBE in February 2018 in the role of CEO, Australian & New Zealand Operations.

Before joining QBE, Vivek was inaugural CEO and MD of icare, the NSW Government AUD $32 billion public financial corporation managing the state's insurance and care schemes.

Vivek has more than 20 years' experience in the insurance and management consulting sectors. Vivek was previously the CEO of Wesfarmers Insurance in Australia, where he was responsible for leading the multi-brand, multi-channel insurer through a significant transformation journey. He has also co-led McKinsey & Co's Asia Pacific Restructuring & Transformation practice.

Viv Bower

Vivienne Bower

Group Head of Communications and Marketing

BA Organisational Communication

Viv joined QBE in January 2017 as Group Head of Communications and Marketing.
Formerly Group Head of Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations for Lendlease, Viv has served in a number of senior consulting and internal roles specialising in investor relations and corporate affairs. This includes Head of Group Internal Communications at Westpac and Group General Manager of Communications at Multiplex Group (now Brookfield Multiplex), a global contracting and development company.

Jason Brown

Jason Brown

Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific Operations

B Econ ACA

Jason has been involved in the financial services industry for over 20 years. He was Group Chief Risk Officer before being appointed Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific Operations in August 2017. Jason joined QBE in 2002 and his previous roles include Executive General Manager, Technical & Operations and subsequently Chief Risk Officer for QBE Australian & New Zealand Operations.

Earlier in his career, Jason was a Principal at Ernst & Young in both assurance and consulting in Australia and the UK. He is also a Chartered Accountant.

Russ Johnstone

Russell (Russ) Johnston

Chief Executive Officer, North American Operations


Russ joined QBE in May 2016 in the role of CEO, North American Operations. Russ has more than 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry in North America, and has held a range of senior business and operational roles since joining American International Group (AIG) in 1990.

Most recently, Russ was President of AIG Casualty in the Americas, with responsibility for all AIG’s US, Canada, Bermuda and London based US Casualty underwriters. 

David McMillan

David McMillan

Group Chief Operations Officer


David McMillan joined QBE in September 2017 as Group Chief Operations Officer and is based in the company's London office. 

Prior to joining QBE, David was the CEO Europe and India and Chairman of Global Health Insurance for Aviva plc. Earlier in his career at Aviva, David was CEO of UK General Insurance. David joined Aviva in 2002 following almost ten years with the management consulting arm of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Margaret Murphy

Margaret Murphy

Group Chief Human Resources Officer

Margaret joined QBE in October 2016 in the role of Group Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to this, she was the Chief of Staff to the Group HR Director at Barclays plc. After starting her career with the London Underground, Margaret worked with companies including Inchcape, BAT and J Sainsbury before spending 10 years working with Barclays.

Her penultimate role at Barclays was as HR Director for Global Functions, where she led a team of 70 HR professionals providing services to over 14,000 people. 

Richard Pryce

Richard Pryce

Chief Executive Officer, European Operations

B His (Hons)

Richard joined QBE in 2012 and was appointed CEO, European Operations in 2013.

Richard began his insurance career with R.W. Sturge syndicate at Lloyd’s where he became Claims Director. In 1996, Richard moved to Ockham as Professional Lines Class Underwriter for Syndicate 204. Richard went on to run ACE’s Financial Lines business in London before becoming President of ACE Global Markets in 2003 and ACE UK in 2007. He has worked in the London insurance market for 34 years. 

Carolyn Scobie

Carolyn Scobie

Group General Counsel and Group Company Secretary


Carolyn joined QBE in January 2016 as Group General Counsel and Group Company Secretary. 

Prior to joining QBE, Carolyn was Group General Counsel at global industrial property group, Goodman, for 17 years, where she ran a multi-disciplinary legal team working across 16 countries. 

Carolyn has extensive experience in corporate law, compliance, regulatory matters, litigation and managing the complexity of multiple jurisdictions.