At QBE our purpose is to give people the confidence to achieve their ambitions. This doesn’t just apply to our customers - it applies to our people too.

We want to give you the confidence the achieve your ambitions inside and outside of work. From development opportunities, to flexible work options and highly competitive reward and benefits packages, we understand the importance of adhering to our QBE DNA when it comes to our people.


At QBE, we know culture isn’t static. We are continually focused on building a workplace culture that best supports our people and represents our business and the world around us. An integral part of this work is to foster an environment where everyone feels safe to speak up, where we embrace diversity in every aspect, and where there is a balanced emphasis not just on what we do but also how we go about doing it.

Our culture is underpinned by our QBE DNA – seven interlinking elements that describe who we are and how we operate. When we show up for ourselves, each other and our stakeholders, we are …

Customer-focused – we put ourselves in our customers' shoes
Technical experts – we are experts at what we do
Inclusive – we value different points of view and experiences
Fast-paced – we have a sense of urgency
Courageous – we speak openly and have the support to do so
Accountable – we deliver on our promises
A team – we are at our best when we are working together and building on our strengths

Diversity and Inclusion at QBE

Our approach to Inclusion of Diversity sets out our expectations for how we interact with each other, and our aspiration to be a positive influence for the inclusion of diversity beyond the boundaries of the organization.

We have a broad view of diversity that includes all the ways people are visibly and invisibly different. This definition encompasses all demographic characteristics of diversity, including gender and gender identity, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage, pregnancy, and parental/caring responsibilities. We go beneath what’s visible too, to include all the deeper ways we are diverse including values, experiences, perspectives, expertise, knowledge and ideas.

We are proud to be recognized for creating a diverse and inclusive :

  • 2022 Brandon Hall Group Silver Award for Best Use of Employee Resource Groups to address Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 
  • 2022 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index
  • S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook
  • 2021 Insurance Business America (IBA) 5-Star DE&I Award
  • 2021 Acord Women’s Insurance Advancement Award for D&I

If you’d like to learn more about QBE North America’s Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging initiatives, download our Culture Fact Sheet