Group Executive Committee

Andrew Horton

Andrew Horton

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.

Julie Wood - Group Head of Distribution

Julie Wood

Chief Executive Officer, North America

B Science, Economics, Sociology

Julie joined QBE as Group Head of Distribution in January 2023 and was then appointed to the role Chief Executive Officer, North America in September 2023. She was previously at Marsh as their Southeast Partnership & Zonal Leader and a member of their US Executive Committee. Previously, she held the position of Zonal Casualty Leader at Marsh in Atlanta. Julie also held several senior executive roles at Zurich for 15 years.

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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 Australian & New Zealand Operations and Group Head of Corporate Development and Financial Planning & Analysis. Inder has more than 20 years’ experience in financial services spanning property and 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.

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Vivienne (Viv) Bower

Group Executive, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability

BA Organisational Communication, GAICD

Viv joined QBE in 2017 and was appointed Group Executive, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability in 2019 and since 2017 has been the Chair for the QBE Global Foundation. She previously held senior investor relations and corporate affairs roles, including Group Head of Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations at Lendlease, Head of Group Internal Communications at Westpac and Group General Manager of Communications at Multiplex Group.

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Peter Burton

Group Chief Underwriting Officer

BSc Physics, C Physics, C Eng

Peter joined QBE in 2008 and was appointed Group Chief Underwriting Officer in 2023. His previous roles in QBE include Executive Director of International Markets for our European Operations (with a portfolio covering London, Singapore, Dubai, Canada and the US) and prior to that Director Natural Resources. Early in his time at QBE Peter established the QBE Lloyd’s Asian operations.

Peter has more than 24 years experience in the insurance industry.

Prior to joining QBE, he worked for Marsh in their engineering and energy broking functions. Prior to joining the insurance industry, Peter worked in technical and engineering consultancy roles in the UK and internationally.

Jason Harris

Jason Harris

Chief Executive Officer, International

BSc (Hons) Geology

Jason joined QBE as Chief Executive Officer, International in October 2020. Prior to joining QBE, Jason held a number of global and international leadership roles at XL Group including as Chief Executive, Global Property and Casualty and as Chief Executive, International Property and Casualty. He previously worked at AIG/Chartis in several senior roles including Executive Director, Commercial Lines. He is an underwriter by background and started his career in offshore energy. He has worked in insurance for over 25 years.

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Sue Houghton 
Chief Executive Officer, Australia Pacific
BA History, ACA
Sue joined QBE as Chief Executive Officer, Australia Pacific in August 2021. She was previously Managing Director, Insurance for the Westpac Group. Sue has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector, having held senior leadership and management roles at Wesfarmers Insurance, Insurance Australia Group and Arthur J Gallagher. She is a member of the Champions of Change Coalition and is a director and immediate past President of the Insurance Council of Australia.
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Amanda Hughes

Group Chief People Officer


Amanda joined QBE in 2020 as Group Head of Culture, Performance and Reward and was appointed Group Executive, People and Culture in December 2021. Prior to joining QBE, she was the Director of People and Culture at AMP and she previously held senior HR roles at Lendlease and Macquarie Group. Amanda began her career as a chartered accountant and has worked in Sydney, London and Auckland.

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Fiona Larnach

Group Chief Risk Officer


Fiona joined QBE in March 2021 as Group Chief Risk Officer. Prior to joining QBE, she was the Chief Risk Officer for Barclays UK. She has also held senior roles at major financial services companies in Australia and the United Kingdom, including as Chief Risk Officer, Retail Banking for Commonwealth Bank of Australia and as a risk advisory partner at Ernst & Young consulting to insurance, banking and wealth management clients, and has worked at Westpac, AMP Limited, GE Mortgage Insurance and Citibank.

Matt Mansour

Matt Mansour

Group Executive, Technology & Operations


Matt joined QBE in 2018 as Group Chief Information Officer and was appointed to the Group Executive Committee in 2019. Prior to joining QBE, he held senior global roles in Barclays Bank and GE Capital. Matt has over 30 years’ experience in technology, operations and digital business leadership roles.

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Carolyn Scobie

Group General Counsel and Company Secretary


Carolyn joined QBE in 2016 as Group General Counsel and Company Secretary. Prior to joining QBE, she was Group General Counsel at Goodman Group for 17 years, where she ran a multi-disciplinary legal team. Carolyn has extensive experience in corporate law, compliance, regulatory matters, litigation and managing the complexity of multiple jurisdictions.