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QBE Insurance Group Annual Report 2014
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Skills, experience & knowledge


Marty Becker
Chairman
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Marty Becker

JD, BSBA
Age 62

Marty Becker is based in the US. He was appointed as an independent non-executive director of QBE in August 2013 and Chairman in April 2014. Marty is a member of the Audit Committee, Investment Committee, Remuneration Committee and the Risk and Capital Committee.

Marty is the Chairman of West Virginia Media Holdings and previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Alterra Capital Holdings Limited. Marty has over 35 years experience in general insurance, reinsurance, investment banking and private equity and has held various insurance and reinsurance executive positions.

Stephen Fitzgerald
Independent non‑executive director
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Stephen Fitzgerald

B Ec
Age 51

Stephen Fitzgerald is based in the UK and was appointed as an independent non-executive director of QBE in October 2014. He is Chairman of the Investment Committee and a member of the Risk and Capital Committee.

He is Deputy Chair of PineBridge Investments (New York) and a member of the Board of Guardians of the Future Fund. Previously, Stephen was Chairman of Goldman Sachs, Australia and New Zealand. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1992 and was named a Managing Director in 1998 and a Partner in 2002. He also served on the Goldman Sachs Partnership Committee and has been based in London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney with Goldman Sachs.

John Graf
Independent non‑executive director
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John Graf

BA
Age 55

John Graf is based in the US and was appointed as an independent non-executive director of QBE in August 2012. John is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and the Deputy Chairman of the Risk and Capital Committee and Investment Committee.

John is also a non-executive director of the financial services company Global Atlantic Financial Group Ltd. John has 34 years experience in the US and global financial services industry, including senior executive positions with AIG, American General Corporation and Conseco Inc. He most recently served as the CEO of Forethought Financial prior to that company's sale to Global Atlantic.

John M Green
Independent non‑executive director
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John M Green

B JURIS/LLB, FAICD, SF FIN
Age 62

John M Green is based in Australia and was appointed as an independent non-executive director of QBE in 2010. John is Deputy Chairman, Chairman of the Risk and Capital Committee and a member of the Investment and Remuneration Committees.

John is a non-executive director of WorleyParsons, a member of the Takeovers Panel in Australia, a member of the Council of the National Library of Australia, a book publisher at Pantera Press, a novelist and a business writer. Formerly, John was an executive director at Macquarie Group with a focus on financial institutions, and before that, he was a partner at two major law firms.

Margaret Leung
Independent non‑executive director
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Margaret Leung

B Ec
Age 62

Margaret Leung is based in Hong Kong, and was appointed as an independent non-executive director of QBE in August 2013. Margaret is the Deputy Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

Margaret is a director of China Construction Bank Corporation, Chong Hing Bank, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, Sun Hung Kai Properties, Li & Fung Ltd and First Pacific Company Limited. Margaret was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Hang Seng Bank Limited.

John Neal
Group Chief Executive Officer
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John Neal

Age 50

John Neal joined QBE in 2003 and was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer in August 2012. Prior to his current role, John held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Global Underwriting Operations and previously held several leadership positions in QBE's European Operations, most recently as Chief Underwriting Officer.

John has over 26 years' experience in the insurance industry and, before joining QBE, John was the Chief Executive Officer of Ensign, a Lloyd's managing agent. John developed Ensign to become the UK's leading commercial motor insurance brand. QBE acquired Ensign in 2003.

Sir Brian Pomeroy
Independent non‑executive director
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Sir Brian Pomeroy

MA, FCA
Age 70

Sir Brian Pomeroy is based in the UK and 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 Risk and Capital Committee.

Sir Brian is a non-executive member of the Board of the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK and has extensive experience of the insurance industry through his role as a nominated member of the Council of Lloyd's and his previous position as a non-executive director on QBE's European regulated boards. He was the Senior Partner of Deloitte Consulting in the UK until 1999.

Patrick Regan
Group Chief Financial Officer
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Patrick Regan

BSc, ACA
Age 48

Patrick Regan joined QBE in June 2014 when he was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer and became an executive director in October 2014. Prior to joining QBE, Patrick was the Chief Financial Officer at Aviva plc in London from 2010 to 2014 with responsibility for finance, strategy, investor relations and mergers & acquisitions.

Patrick has more than 25 years' experience as a practicing chartered accountant and nearly 20 years' experience in insurance and financial services globally. Patrick was also the CFO/COO of Willis and has held several roles at RSA and AXA.

Jann Skinner
Independent non‑executive director
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Jann Skinner

B Com, FCA, FAICD
Age 57

Jann Skinner is based in Australia and was appointed as an independent non-executive director of QBE in October 2014. Jann is the Deputy Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Jann was a non-executive director on QBE's Australian regulated boards, where she was also Chair of the Audit and Risk and Capital Committees. She has 30 years' professional accounting experience and was an audit partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, specialising in the financial services sector, particularly general and life insurance.