Doug Bennett named to lead QBE North America Program Business

September 13, 2012 - QBE North America has announced the appointment of Doug Bennett as Executive Vice President, Head of Program Business. 

Bennett joined QBE in January 2011 as Head of Sales for the Program Business and was serving as the interim leader of the Program Business since April 2012. Prior to joining QBE, Bennett was Senior Managing Director for Aon Benfield, where he spent a decade leading its MGA Specialty Practice Group. He also served as President of Five Mile River Underwriting Managers, LLC (before it was acquired by Benfield) and as Executive Vice President for TIG Reinsurance (now Odyssey America Reinsurance).

In leading Program, Bennett will oversee development of the unit’s overall business strategy, with particular responsibility for sales, service, customer relationship management, program management and underwriting.

“Doug’s experience and perspective have been invaluable and we look forward to his continued contributions and leadership as he drives Program,” said John Rumpler, President and CEO of QBE North America.

“We have established a world-class leadership team in Program and retaining Doug as its leader gives us stability and a strong foundation,” said Mike Scala, QBE North America’s President, Intermediary Distribution. “Doug has more than 20 years of underwriting with a strong emphasis on Program; coupled with his high-quality customer relation management skills and industry reputation strengthens us even further in this space.”