Insurer says the appointment is part of expansion plans for its UK commercial property offering.

QBE has appointed Peter Fice as manager of its London Market retail property operation.

Fice’s appointment marks the next stage in QBE’s growth drive in the UK property insurance sector and coincides with the launch of a programme to recruit senior London Market property underwriters and geographic risk analysts to the team.

Previously account director of RSA’s Risk Solutions business, Peter worked both with London Market and national brokers delivering bespoke solutions for property, casualty and motor risks. In his thirty year career with RSA, Peter led a number of underwriting and sales teams in a variety of disciplines with a particular focus on London Market and major clients.

Bernard Mageean, managing director of QBE property European operations, said: “This is a very exciting time for the property division. Peter’s extensive experience and understanding of the London Market will be hugely beneficial at this key stage in our development of both the team and of our underwriting and service proposition for major clients.”