New CEO at QBE

New CEO at QBE Insurer QBE has announced the appointment of Vivek Bhatia as Chief Executive Officer, Australian and New Zealand Operations (ANZO), following an extensive global search. Vivek joins QBE from icare, the NSW Government administrator that manages the state’s insurance and care schemes. Vivek played a critical role in the formation of icare in 2014 and was appointed as the inaugural Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. Prior to this he co-led the Asia Pacific Restructuring and Transformation practice at McKinsey &

QBE Announces New CEO Pat Regan

Australian Insurer QBE has announced the appointment of Pat Regan as Chief Executive Officer, Australian & New Zealand Operations, effective 1 March 2017. Pat Regan joined QBE in June 2014 in the role of Group Chief Financial Officer, and became an executive director in October 2014. Prior to joining QBE, Patrick was the Chief Financial Officer at Aviva plc in London from 2010 to 2014 with responsibility for finance, strategy, investor relations and mergers & acquisitions.   Please note that any

CGU General Insurer of the Year 2016

CGU named the General Insurer of the Year

CGU has been named the General Insurer of the Year CGU has been named the General Insurer of the Year award at the National Insurance Brokers Convention. This is the 2nd year in a row that the insurer has taken out this prestigious award, other finalist’s included Allianz and QBE. The NIBA General Insurer of the Year Award is considered to be Australia’s most prestigious industry award for insurers. This is because it is voted on by brokers all over Australia. They select

QBE Appoints

Mark Milliner reappointed as ICA President

Mark Milliner reappointed as ICA President The Board of the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) have announced the return of Mark Milliner as President from July 1, 2016. Mark Milliner, who is IAG’s Chief Operating Officer, previously held senior roles at Suncorp, most recently as CEO Personal Insurance. He was a Director of the ICA Board from 2009 to 2015 and was President from 2012 to 2014. The appointment follows the retirement of Andy Cornish from the ICA Board. Mr Cornish, formerly Chief

Minimise risk for your business

Four ways to minimise risk to your business

Four ways to minimise risk to your business As a business owner you want to protect your people, property and reputation. Here are four risks to consider. One of the keys to running a successful business is understanding your risks. Business insurance is a great safety net; proactively managing your risk is equally important. The risks your business is exposed to depends on the industry you’re in and the scope of your operation, but here are some common threats all business owners should

QBE Appoints

QBE Appoints A New Executive General Manager

QBE Appoints A New Executive General Manager   QBE is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Broughton as Executive General Manager for Corporate Partners & Direct, reporting directly to Tim Plant, CEO of QBE’s Australian & New Zealand division. Andrew will commence in January 2017, following relocation from the UK to Sydney with his family. He has more than 15 years’ experience in the insurance sector, in both Australia and the UK with brokers and agencies across both commercial and personal

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QBE Steadfast Accidental Damage Home Insurance Policy

  QBE Steadfast Accidental Damage Home Insurance Policy Insurer QBE has released a new version of the Steadfast Accidental Damage Home Insurance Policy wording Policy changes include but are not limited to: Escape of Liquid Now the policy includes  escape of liquid from washing machine or dishwasher, air conditioner, fridge, freezer. Identity Fraud cover has been added. Changing Permanent Risk Address Within Australia 45 days cover at both situations has now been increased to 60 days Psychological Counselling (Following

Professional Indemnity Insurance Quotes

Quotesonline Quoting More Occupations For Professional Indemnity Insurance Cover

Quotesonline Now Quoting More Occupations For Professional Indemnity Insurance Cover Anywhere Anytime   What is Professional Indemnity Insurance? A professional indemnity insurance policy safeguards your business by providing cover against such claims as financial loss, including legal defence costs. What Occupations can be quoted? Now Quotesonline can arrange quotes for more occupations , including Arbitrators/Mediators, Archaeologists, Celebrants, Custom Agents, Freight Forwarding, Funeral Directors, Interpreters, Meteorological Consultants,  Migration Consultants, Oceanographic Consultants, Public Relations Consultants, Solar Energy Consultants,  Speech Pathologists, Translators, Travel Agents, Wine

Changes at the QBE

  QBE has announced Tim Plant as the insurer’s new head of Australia and New Zealand insurance operations. Tim Plant has been at QBE for 13 years, During this time he has served in a number of senior executive and board roles. Tim is responsible for Corporate Partners & Direct, a business unit which controls in excess of $1.6 billion of GWP and includes Direct Distribution, Elders Insurance, Travel, CTP and Motor Trades. Plant completed a Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School in

Professional Indemnity Insurance what is Claims Made basis

Professional Indemnity insurance policies operate on a ‘Claims Made’ basis. In other words, the policy which responds is the policy in place at the time a claim is made against your practice or when you notify the insurer of circumstances that may give rise to a claim as opposed to when the work which is the subject of the claim was done. What this means is that you need to have Professional Indemnity Insurance cover in place

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