The appointee joined the firm back in 2012

QBE has promoted Andy Fitzgerald to the role of director of UK regions.

Fitzgerald previously served as the firm’s UK insurance division’s regional manager for the North, having joined QBE in 2012.

In this newly created role, he will be responsible for leading the UK regions while growing these portfolios.

He will report to QBE’s executive director of UK insurance, Chris Wallace.

Wallace said: “Andy’s objective is to build on our success to date, developing the portfolio as part of our overall plan to grow significantly in the UK by 2027.

“This appointment cements our ambition to position the UK regions as a driving force behind our growth initiatives.”

In the UK, QBE has regional offices in Belfast, Bristol, Birmingham, Chelmsford, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Stafford.