QBE has appointed Ben Hunter as Director of Canada.

Ben is currently Vice President, Head of Marine, Energy, Construction & Risk Services at Liberty Mutual Canada. He brings a wealth of experience of the Canadian insurance market to his new role, having previously held leadership roles in Travelers Canada and Chubb Insurance.

He joins in January 2022 and will report to Peter Burton, Executive Director, International Markets, QBE European Operations. He takes over the role from Jamie Thompson who was appointed Director of Financial Lines, QBE European Operations in May this year.

Peter Burton, Executive Director, International Markets, QBE European Operations, said: “We have made significant progress in strengthening our portfolio in Canada over the past few years and I’m confident that with the new leadership that will be provided by Ben, and the talent of the wider team, we are in an excellent position to take our Canadian business to the next level of success and growth.”

Ben Hunter said: “I am excited to lead the QBE team in Canada. They have built a great reputation as a specialty commercial insurer, with considerable underwriting depth and a strong desire to deliver customized solutions to brokers and customers. QBE’s global footprint, strong collaborative corporate culture, and entrepreneurial spirit are key differentiators in the market, and I look forward to profitably growing QBE’s Canadian operations as Country Director.”