Press Release

QBE recognised as one of Australia’s top LGBTI Inclusion employers

QBE Insurance Australia (QBE) has been named as one of Australia’s top LGBTI Inclusion employers, receiving gold employer status in the 2019 Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI).

The ranking sees the general insurer advance from bronze status last year to become the highest-rated insurer on Australia’s benchmarking instrument for LGBTI workplace inclusion.

The ranking was announced Friday at The Australian LGBTI Inclusion Awards which recognise organisations based on the results of the AWEI, as well as leaders, individuals and networks that have made a significant impact to LGBTI inclusion.

QBE Head of Diversity and Inclusion Australia Pacific Catherine McNair said it was an honor to be awarded prestigious gold status and acknowledged the impact of the QBE Pride Committee.

“At QBE, we’re committed to a workplace culture where all our people are respected for who they are and can bring their whole selves to work every day. 

“An inclusive workplace is not only the right thing to do, it’s embedded in our corporate DNA and is essential to delivering on our strategic plan and driving positive outcomes for our customers, people and partners.

“Our organisation-wide commitment to diversity and LGBTIQ+ inclusion sees us focus on visible leadership, visible role models and delivering differentiated ways in which we can continue to engage and educate our people on LGBTI inclusion. This achievement recognises the progress we have made through that focus.”

“Special thanks must go to our QBE Pride committee who have contributed significant time and effort over and above their day jobs - this achievement would not have been possible without their dedication and sustained commitment to fostering a supportive & inclusive culture at QBE.”

The rankings are based on a rigorous assessment of evidence to gauge the overall impact of inclusion initiatives on organisational culture and employees.

The Awards Ceremony at Sydney’s Hyatt Regency was attended by more than 700, including community and business leaders.


For more information:

Emma Kerswell
Communications specialist
QBE Australia
Phone: 0411 794 206

QBE Australia Pacific
Head Office: Level 5, 2 Park St, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
PO Box 82, GPO Sydney NSW 2001 Australia
telephone +61 2 9375 4444  facsimile +61 2 9231 6104