Press Release

QBE’s inclusive employee network celebrated at Australian LGBTI Awards


QBE Insurance (QBE) has been named winner of the ‘LGBTI Employee Network Award’ at the 2019 Australian LGBTI Awards, following a ceremony at The Star Sydney on Friday evening.

The award recognises QBE’s LGBTIQ+ inclusive culture and the innovative approach taken by its employee pride network, including QBE’s ‘bring your whole self to work’ initiative which showcases the power and importance of LGBTIQ+ visibility in inclusive workplace culture. 

QBE Australia Pacific Chief HR Officer, Eleanor Debelle, said the award is a testament to the work of QBE’s Pride Committee as well as the support from the broader employee network.

“Thank you to the QBE Pride Committee - your sustained commitment, courage and passion has been instrumental in our mission to ensure QBE is an inclusive workplace for all of our people, and importantly our LGBTIQ+ community, family and friends.”

“For QBE, fostering an inclusive workplace is not only the right thing to do, its fundamental to delivering on our strategic plan and driving positive outcomes for our customers and partners.” 

Ms Debelle said QBE was proud to be recognised alongside high caliber finalists.

“Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees for their outstanding contributions to the LGBTIQ+ community.”

Members of the QBE Pride Committee and its key partners attended the awards ceremony to accept the award on behalf of the organisation and celebrated with a star-studded list of community leaders, celebrities and high-profile organisations.

About the Australian LGBTI Awards:

The Australian LGBTI Awards 2019 are designed to showcase individuals and organisations that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the LGBTI community. The LGBTI Awards provide an opportunity for members of LGBTI community to have their achievements acknowledged and celebrate both corporate and celebrity role models, showcasing the very best of the community has to offer.

For more information:

Emma Kerswell
Communications specialist
QBE Australia
Phone: 0411 794 206
Email: emma.kerswell@qbe.com

QBE Australia
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