Press Release

QBE North America Appoints Dennis Kearns

NEW YORK – August 30 – QBE North America, an integrated specialist insurer, today announced the appointment of Dennis Kearns as Head of Distribution & Major Trading Partner Engagement, a newly expanded role with the organization to build the strongest partnerships and drive profitable growth with the producers in its limited and preferred distribution platform.

Based in New York City, Mr. Kearns will work closely with QBE’s Regional Executives and be responsible for offering a strategic voice on distribution, overseeing Sales Operations and driving engagement in North America with QBE’s top global trading partners.

“We are very excited to have Dennis assume this important role within QBE,” said Mark Cantin, President Field Operations, QBE North America. “His leadership will be critical to bringing the benefits of our integrated specialist insurer strategy to life for our customers by further improving easy access to our end-to-end risk management solutions. The breadth of Dennis’ experience, which includes roles in Underwriting, Claims, Legal and Underwriting Counsel from both a carrier and broker perspective, makes him particularly well suited for this position.”

Mr. Kearns has more than 20 years of insurance industry experience. Most recently, he was SVP, Transactional Liability and Financial Institutions Underwriting Leader for QBE North America’s Specialty business. He joined QBE in 2013 in a product development role and was responsible for engineering the launch of nearly 30 Specialty insurance products.

Prior to QBE, Dennis was a Managing Director and Manager of the Claims Advocacy Group for Marsh FINPRO, where he specialized in complex coverage and claims issues focused on the Public Company, Private Company, Financial Institution and Commercial E&O segments. Dennis also worked for Chubb as a senior attorney in the claims, general counsel and underwriting departments within their Property and Casualty and Specialty Lines business units.

Dennis earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Saint Peter’s University and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law.

About QBE North America

QBE North America, an integrated specialist insurer, is part of QBE Insurance Group Limited, one of the largest insurers and reinsurers worldwide. QBE NA reported Gross Written Premiums in 2017 of $4.6 billion. QBE Insurance Group's 2017 results can be found at Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, QBE operates out of 31 countries around the globe, with a presence in every key insurance market. The North America division, headquartered in New York, conducts business through its property and casualty insurance subsidiaries. The actual terms and coverage for all lines of business are subject to the language of the policies as issued. QBE insurance companies are rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best and "A+" by Standard & Poor's. Additional information can be found at, or follow QBE North America on Twitter.

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