Insurer promotes Matt Lacy and Talbir Bains

QBE’s European operation has promoted Matt Lacy to head of casualty and Talbir Bains to director of motor and business performance (retail).

Lacy joined QBE’s European operation in 2002 and was most recently managed the company’s London market casualty portfolio.

Bains has been with QBE since 2004, providing actuarial intelligence to the retail division. In his new role he will assume leadership of QBE Europe’s commercial motor portfolio.

He retains his responsibility from reinsurance, performance and pricing within QBE’s retail division.

QBE UK and Ireland managing director Matthew Crane said: “These senior appointments will play a key role in continuing the excellent progress we have made in developing our casualty and motor portfolios during the early part of 2014, giving us the platform on which to continue to grow them in a sustainable and profitable way.

“The fact that we have been able to appoint internal candidates to senior leadership positions reflects the depth of talent we have within our business and will ensure that we provide continuity of service to our brokers and clients backed by first class skills and expertise.”