New structure ‘puts client at the heart of our business’

QBE has parted company with a number of senior managers as part of a shake up by retail managing director David Hall.

Hall has restructured QBE in the UK into three operating units: corporate & large commercial, middle market including commercial combined and SME.

Matthew Crane will lead the mid-market and SME divisions; Amanda Doran has been named head of commercial combined and Dave Greaves head of SME.

Hall will oversee the corporate and large commercial division while QBE recruits for a director.

Leaving the business are UK national general manager Elliot Miller, regional broker manager George Maxwell, London national commercial manager Paul Scott, regional manager for London Richard Beaumont and London property manager Adrian Ballardie.

Hall said: “The changes we are introducing are designed to put the client at the heart of our business. It will remove unnecessary layers of management and establish a core philosophy of delivering value to our clients through market-leading risk transfer solutions encompassing specialist underwriting, expert claims and unrivalled risk management services.

“We plan significant growth in these markets over the next few years and this structure places us in an excellent position to respond to the needs of businesses across the UK and Ireland, irrespective of their size or location. Building from our already strong base, I anticipate making further investments in the business over the next 12 months.”