Press Release

QBE announces new executive appointments in Australian & New Zealand Operations

QBE Insurance today announced a number of key executive appointments to its Australian and New Zealand Operations (ANZO).

Frank Costigan will join QBE ANZO as Executive General Manager, Consumer & Retail Partnerships, in November 2018. Frank has more than 30 years of extensive financial services experience. Currently CEO of Youi Insurance, he previously held executive roles at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance and IAG.

Vivek Bhatia, CEO of ANZO, said “we’re very excited, and fortunate, to have Frank joining our leadership team, bringing deep experience in personal lines, finance, operations and strategy. He also brings a strong leadership brand, with fresh thinking and a lot of energy that will translate well into the business and our people. His appointment reflects the commitment we have at QBE to strengthen our position in personal lines in our home markets.”

Frank said “QBE is an iconic brand and I’m inspired by the vision that Pat Regan, Group CEO, and Vivek Bhatia, CEO ANZO, have for the company. It’s great to be joining at such a pivotal time”.

This follows a number of recent appointments to the ANZO leadership team:

Chris Killourhy has been formally appointed as Chief Financial Officer, having held this role in an interim capacity since Inder Singh’s move to Group CFO in April this year.

Eleanor Debelle, previously interim Executive General Manager, Consumer & Retail Partnerships, has been appointed Chief HR Officer, ANZO.

Renée Roberts joined as Chief Operating Officer in June, while Fiona Hayes-St Clair was appointed Chief Strategy Officer in July.

“Frank, Renee and Fiona are outstanding additions to the talent we are fostering within the organisation, and I’m confident that together we have the capabilities and expertise across our ANZO leadership team to deliver on our 2018 priorities and beyond,” said Vivek

Appointments summary

 Frank Costigan  EGM, Consumer & Retail Partnerships 
 Chris Killourhy  Chief Financial Officer
 Eleanor Debelle  Chief HR Officer 
 Renee Roberts  Chief Operating Officer 
 Fiona Hayes-St Clair   Chief Strategy Officer  


For further information please contact:

Nina Mills
QBE Corporate Communications
Phone: +61 411011561