Board of Directors

W. Marston (Marty) Becker JD, BSBA


Marty was appointed as an independent non‑executive director of QBE in 2013 and Chairman in April 2014. Marty is a member of the Audit, Investment, People & Remuneration, Risk & Capital, and Operations & Technology Committees. Marty previously served as President and CEO of Alterra Capital Holdings Limited from 2006–2013 and is on the Board of Governors of West Virginia University. Marty has over 37 years’ experience in general insurance, reinsurance, investment banking and private equity. Marty's past leadership roles with insurers and reinsurers also include serving as chair of Hales & Company (2000–2005); vice chair and director of Royal & SunAlliance USA (1999–2000); and chair and CEO of Orion Capital Corporation (1996–1999).

Patrick (Pat) Regan BSc, FCA

Group Chief Executive Officer

Pat joined QBE in 2014 and was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer in 2018. He previously held the position of Group Chief Financial Officer (June 2014–September 2017) and Chief Executive Officer, Australian & New Zealand Operations (August 2016–December 2017). Before joining QBE, Pat was the Chief Financial Officer at Aviva plc in London (2010–2014) with responsibility for finance, strategy, investor relations and mergers and acquisitions. Pat has 30 years' business experience with 20 of those in insurance and financial services. Pat was previously the CFO/COO of Willis and has held several roles at RSA and AXA.

Fred Eppinger BA, MBA

Independent non‑executive director

Fred was appointed as an independent non-executive director of QBE in 2019. Fred is a member of the Risk & Capital and Operations & Technology Committees. Fred was the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. for 13 years until 2016. He has more than 35 years' experience in finance and strategic marketing in the North American insurance industry, including serving as Executive Vice President, Property and Casualty for The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. He is currently a non‑executive director of Centene Corporation, a large publicly-traded company and a multi-line managed care enterprise that serves as a major intermediary for both government-sponsored and privately insured health care programs. He is also a non-executive director of the publicly-traded company, Stewart Information Services Corporation.

Stephen Fitzgerald (AO) B Ec

Independent non‑executive director

Stephen was appointed as an independent non-executive director of QBE in 2014. He is Chairman of the Investment Committee and People & Remuneration Committee. He is also a member of the Risk & Capital Committee. Stephen is the Managing Partner of Affirmative Investment Management. He has had a long career with Goldman Sachs (1992–2012) filling a number of leadership roles in London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Australia and was Chairman of Goldman Sachs, Australia and New Zealand when he retired in 2012. He also served on the Goldman Sachs Partnership Committee. Stephen was previously a member of the Board of Guardians of the Future Fund (Australia’s Sovereign Wealth Fund). Stephen sits on the board of The Great Barrier Reef Foundation, the Male Champions of Change Limited and is a member of the Investment Committee of the British Museum.


Deputy Chairman

John became an independent non-executive director of QBE in 2010. As well as Deputy Chairman of the Board he is also Deputy Chairman of the Investment and Operations & Technology Committees and a member of the People & Remuneration, Risk & Capital, and Audit Committees. He also chaired the Board’s subcommittee on QBE’s self-assessment against APRA’s CBA report on governance, accountability and culture. Currently, John is also a non-executive director of the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre and Challenger Limited (both appointed December 2017). John has extensive Australian and international board and advisory experience, including as a director of WorleyParsons Limited (from October 2002–October 2016), as an executive director at Macquarie Group leading its financial institutions group, and as a partner at two major law firms. He is also a novelist and co-founder of independent book publisher Pantera Press.

Kathryn (Kathy) Lisson B. Sc (Honours)

Non‑executive director

Kathy was appointed as a non-executive director in September 2016. Kathy is Chair of the Operations & Technology Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Kathy has over 30 years’ experience across insurance and banking in technology, operations and management. In England, she was Chief Operating Officer for two global insurance companies (QBE Europe and Brit Insurance) and Operational Transformation Director at Barclays Bank. In Canada, Kathy held several executive positions at Bank of Montreal, including President of its Mortgage Corporation and EVP Technology Strategy and Delivery. Kathy was also a senior partner at Ernst & Young and Price Waterhouse in Canada, leading their insurance and banking advisory practices. Kathy also held previous non-executive director roles in the UK (for insurance exchange Ri3K and cheque-clearing corporation iPSL) and in Canada (for MCAP Services, Xceed Mortgage Corp, Flinx Corp and dealer Access).

Sir Brian Pomeroy MA, FCA

Independent non‑executive director

Sir Brian was appointed as an independent non-executive director of QBE in June 2014. Sir Brian is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Investment and Risk & Capital Committees. He was formerly a non‑executive member of the Board of the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK and a non‑executive director on QBE’s European regulated boards. Sir Brian has extensive experience in the insurance industry, including in his previous role as a Nominated Member of the Council of Lloyd's and as Chairman of the Independent Commission on Equitable Life Payments. He was Chairman of the UK Treasury's Financial Inclusion Taskforce, the Payments Council and the Gambling Commission. He was the senior partner of Deloitte Consulting in the UK until 1999.

Jann Skinner B Com, FCA, FAICD

Independent non‑executive director

Jann was appointed as an independent non-executive director of QBE in 2014. She is Deputy Chairman of the Audit Committee and the Risk & Capital Committee and a member of the People & Remuneration Committee. Jann was a non-executive director on QBE’s Australian regulated boards, where she was also Chairman of the Audit and Risk & Capital Committees. Jann has over 30 years’ professional experience in audit and accounting with a focus on financial services, particularly the insurance industry. She had a long career with PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1975–2004 and was an audit partner of the firm for 17 years before retiring in 2004. Jann is a non-executive director of Telix Pharmaceuticals Ltd (appointed June 2018), HSBC Bank Australia Limited and Create Foundation Limited. Previously, Jann was a non‑executive director of Enstar Australia Group and the Tasmanian Public Finance Corporation.

Rolf Tolle Dipl. Pol

Independent non‑executive director

Rolf was appointed as an independent non-executive director in March 2016. Rolf is the Chairman of the Risk & Capital Committee and a member of the People & Remuneration and Audit Committees. He has significant experience in specialist insurance and reinsurance businesses, having held senior positions in a number of global companies, including being Lloyd's first ever Franchise Performance Director. He was in this role for approximately seven years and was consequently awarded the Silver Medal for Services at Lloyd’s, an honour bestowed to only a few individuals since its creation in 1917. He is also on the advisory board of Wrisk Ltd. Rolf was previously a director of Beazley plc and Beazley Furlonge Ltd.

Michael (Mike) Wilkins (AO) B Com, MBA, FCA, FAICD

Independent non‑executive director

Mike was appointed as an independent non-executive director of QBE in November 2016. Mike is Deputy Chairman of the People & Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Operations & Technology Committees. He was the Managing Director and CEO of Insurance Australia Group Limited until November 2015. He has more than 30 years' experience in financial services, including serving as Managing Director and CEO of Promina Group Limited and Managing Director of Tyndall Australia Limited. He is currently a non-executive director of AMP Limited (appointed September 2016) and Medibank Private Limited (appointed May 2017). Previously he held non‑executive roles at Maple-Brown Abbott Limited and Alinta Limited. Mike has served as a director of Alinta Limited, Maple‑Brown Abbott Limited, The Geneva Association and the Australian Business and Community Network. He was on the Business Council of Australia for eight years and a member of the B20 Human Capital Taskforce in 2014. In 2013, Mike was the founding member of the Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience & Safer Communities until 2015 when he left his role of CEO at IAG.

All amounts in this report are US dollars unless otherwise stated.
For all page number references please refer to the QBE Insurance Group Annual Report 2018 (complete PDF) located in the Download centre.