Press Release

QBE’s General Counsel recognised on Legal 500’s GC Power List


Pita Williams, General Counsel of QBE Australia and New Zealand (QBE), has been named as one of the most influential in-house lawyers in business today on the Legal 500's GC Power List.

The list recognises corporate counsel who are driving the legal business forward and selection is based on an in-depth process that sees the best in the industry showcased.

Ms Williams has more than 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry as a legal professional and leader, 15 of which she has spent in senior roles at QBE.

QBE Australia and New Zealand CEO, Vivek Bhatia, said he was very proud to see Ms Williams acknowledged on the well-respected list and that her impact as a professional and leader at QBE had been significant.

“I’d like to extend my congratulations to Pita on this significant achievement and her continuous outstanding leadership here at QBE.

“As General Counsel, Pita has helped guide our business through significant change. 

“Under Pita’s leadership, we have built an experienced in-house legal function with a good understanding of how the business operates as well as what our customers expect of us.”

Ms Williams said she was grateful for the acknowledgement and the opportunity to innovate and grow the legal function of one of Australia’s leading insurers.

“I’m honored to be included on the list, amongst a group of such highly-regarded legal professionals.

“I’ve been privileged to spend much of my career cultivating the in-house legal capability here at QBE and am proud that our legal function has become a trusted partner to the business with a deep appreciation for business and customer needs.

“Thank you to my team and colleagues for their continuous support and bringing technical excellence, diversity of thought and customer focus to their work every.”

Click here to see the full legal 500 GC Power List.

For further information please contact: 

Emma Kerswell
External Communications Specialist - QBE Corporate Communications
Phone: +61 411 794 206
Email: emma.kerswell@qbe.com