QBE names Sue Harnett Chief Operating Officer

                QBE names Sue Harnett Chief Operating Officer

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2013

NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --QBE has named Sue Harnett as Chief
Operating Officer for its North America operations. In this newly created
position, Harnett will oversee the company's Claims, Information Technology
and Corporate Legal teams.

QBE President and Chief Executive Officer John Rumpler said, "Sue's diverse
business background, strong record of accomplishment and collaborative
leadership experience make her ideal to lead these functions."

Harnett joins QBE from Citigroup, where she spent most of her career. During
her tenure with Citigroup, she headed the company's local consumer lending
area, which included consumer mortgage, commercial real estate, auto loan,
student loan and credit card businesses. She also directed global business
performance management, focusing on productivity and customer satisfaction
improvement for businesses in 40 countries.

In addition, Harnett served as Citigroup's Director of Retail Operations,
Chief Operating Officer for Retail Banking, President of Citigroup Canada, and
undertook key roles in the Netherlands and Belgium before being named Chief
Executive Officer of Citibank Germany.

Harnett holds a bachelor's degree from Marquette University and an Executive
Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University's
Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

She is based in QBE's North America headquarters in New York City.

About QBE

QBE's North America operations are part of QBE Insurance Group Limited, one of
the top 20 insurers and reinsurers worldwide. QBE Insurance Group's 2011
results can be found at www.qbena.com. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, QBE
operates out of 52 countries around the globe, with a presence in every key
insurance market. The North America operations, headquartered in New York,
conducts business through its property and casualty insurance subsidiaries.
QBE insurance companies are rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best and "A+" by
Standard & Poor's.


Website: http://www.qbena.com
Contact: Paula M. Symons, APR, Communications Consultant, +1-608-825-5029,
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