Regan’s shock exit has left QBE looking for new boss - but an interim CEO is appointed 

Head of international relations Richard Pryce is made interim chief executive as QBE searches for a long-term replacement to Pat Regan.

Pat Regan, who was hotly-tipped at one stage to take over the helm at Aviva, left QBE last month after a complaint by a female employee and then an external investigation.

Following the results of the probe, the board decided that their chief executive’s communications “did not meet the standard set out in the group code of ethics and conduct”.

Pryce joined in 2012 and is considered a safe pair of hands as QBE continues its search to replace Regan, who had been there three years.