Press Release

QBE duo shine bright at PIEF Awards


Two QBE Insurance employees have been acknowledged for their outstanding efforts in workers compensation claims at the Excellence in Personal Injury and Disability Management Awards (PIEF), which took place during the biennial PIEF conference in Adelaide last week.

QBE Service Manager, Raquel Kearns, took home the Emerging Leader award, which acknowledges the outstanding contribution of an emerging people leader who contributes to the industry through exemplary leadership, strategic thinking, stakeholder engagement and demonstrates a passion for the development of individual teams.

Business Relationship Manager, David Daugherty, won the Student Excellence award, which acknowledges a student enrolled in a vocational or postgraduate program who has shown outstanding academic performance, an excellent understanding of the industry and successfully applied learnings from the programs in their workplace.

Launched in 2008, the PIEF Awards consist of nine categories that celebrate and showcase the outstanding achievements of the Personal Injury and Disability Management industry.

Interim Executive General Manager Consumer & Retail Partnerships, Eleanor Debelle, said the awards were testament to the huge effort put in by the Newcastle-based ifNSW team.

“QBE is incredibly proud that two members of its ifNSW team have been individually recognised for the excellence they bring to their roles. Congratulations to Raquel Kearns whose leadership skills have played an integral part of the culture and efficiencies of this department. I’d also like to congratulate David Daugherty for making such an impact early on in his career. 

“I’m pleased to see our customers are in great hands with this award-winning team, with both a people leader and graduate acknowledged for their contributions. I’d also like to extend a huge thank you to the team behind the Excellence in Personal Injury and Disability Management Awards for their support.” 



For further information please contact: 
Sarah Bond
Senior External Communications Specialist
Phone: +61 466 028 302
Email: sarah.bond@qbe.com