Group Executive Committee

Patrick (Pat) Regan BSc, FCA

Group Chief Executive Officer

Pat joined QBE in 2014 and was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer in 2018. He was previously appointed CEO, Australian & New Zealand Operations in 2016 and, prior to this, he held the position of Group Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining QBE, Pat was the Chief Financial Officer at Aviva Plc in London. Pat has more than 28 years of financial and management experience of which around 20 years is in insurance and financial services. Pat was previously the CFO/COO of Willis and has held several roles at RSA and AXA.

Michael Ford BCom, MBA, FCA, FCPA

Group Chief Financial Officer

Michael joined QBE in September 2017 in the role of Group Chief Financial Officer. Before joining QBE, Michael was the Deputy Chief Financial Officer for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA). He joined CBA in 2005 and held a number of senior financial roles before his appointment as Deputy CFO in 2011. Prior to this, he held senior financial roles at National Australia Bank’s wealth management division, and Lendlease Group. Michael is a Chartered Accountant.

Vivek Bhatia BEng, MBA, CFA

Chief Executive Officer, Australian & New Zealand Operations

Vivek joined QBE in February 2018 in the role of CEO, Australian & New Zealand Operations. Before joining QBE, Vivek was inaugural CEO and MD of icare, the NSW Government public financial corporation managing the state’s insurance and care schemes. Earlier in his career Vivek was the CEO of Wesfarmers Insurance in Australia. He has also co-led McKinsey & Co’s Asia Pacific Restructuring & Transformation practice.

Jason Brown B ECON, ACA

Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific Operations

Jason joined QBE in 2002 and was appointed CEO, Asia Pacific Operations in August 2017. Prior to this, Jason held the position of Group Chief Risk Officer and was previously Chief Risk Officer for Australian & New Zealand Operations. Earlier in his career Jason was a Principal at Ernst & Young in both assurance and consulting in Australia and the UK. Jason is a Chartered Accountant and has been involved in the financial services industry for more than 25 years.

Liam Buckley B BUS (ACC), CA

Interim Group Chief Risk Officer

Liam joined QBE in 2014 as Group Head of Internal Audit and was appointed Interim Group Chief Risk Officer in August 2017. Prior to joining QBE, Liam held roles at Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Macquarie Group and Vodafone Australia. He commenced his career in professional services with roles in Australia and Asia at PwC and Deloitte. Liam is a Chartered Accountant and has more than 25 years’ professional experience across a broad range of industries.

Russell (Russ) Johnston BSc, BF

Chief Executive Officer, North American Operations

Russ joined QBE in May 2016 in the role of CEO, North American Operations. Russ has more than 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry in North America, and has held a range of senior business and operational roles since joining American International Group (AIG) in 1990. Most recently, Russ was President of AIG Casualty in the Americas, with responsibility for all AIG’s US, Canada, Bermuda and London based US Casualty underwriters.

David McMillan BA, MBA, FCMA

Group Chief Operations Officer

David joined QBE in September 2017 in the role of Group Chief Operations Officer. Prior to joining QBE, David was the CEO Europe and India and Chairman of Global Health Insurance for Aviva plc. Earlier in his career at Aviva, David was CEO of UK General Insurance. David joined Aviva in 2002 following almost ten years with the management consulting arm of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Margaret Murphy

Group Chief Human Resources Officer

Margaret joined QBE in October 2016 in the role of Group Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to this, she was the Chief of Staff to the Group HR Director at Barclays plc. After starting her career with the London Underground, Margaret worked with companies including Inchcape, BAT and J Sainsbury before spending 10 years working with Barclays. Her penultimate role at Barclays was as HR Director for Global Functions, where she led a team of 70 HR professionals providing services to over 14,000 people.

Richard Pryce B HIS (HONS)

Chief Executive Officer, European Operations

Richard joined QBE in 2012 and was appointed CEO, European Operations in 2013. Richard began his insurance career with R.W. Sturge syndicate at Lloyd’s where he became Claims Director. In 1996, Richard moved to Ockham as Professional Lines Class Underwriter for Syndicate 204. Richard went on to run ACE’s Financial Lines business in London before becoming President of ACE Global Markets in 2003 and ACE UK in 2007. He has worked in the London insurance market for 35 years and is currently a non-executive director of the Lloyd’s Franchise Board.