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QBE appoints Head of Marine

QBE has appointed Kevin Shallow as Director of Underwriting and Product Head for Marine, subject to regulatory approval.

Kevin is currently a Portfolio Manager within the marine division.  Kevin joined QBE in 2005 and has over 16 years’ experience in the industry, including time spent in Singapore developing QBE’s Asian marine business.  Kevin has also been instrumental in recent years in the development of QBE’s portfolio solutions underwriting unit in the London market, driving significant growth.

In his new role, he will focus on further developing QBE’s long-standing marine business including the roll out and expansion of the marine product lines locally into Europe.

He takes over from Tim Pembroke who will be retiring on 31 March after nearly 38 years in the marine insurance industry, including over 24 years with QBE.

Peter Burton, Executive Director, International Markets, QBE European Operations said: “I have no doubt that Kevin will continue to develop and expand on the legacy Tim leaves as a leading Marine operation in the international marketplace and the continued expansion of the Marine product into our European business. Kevin brings a diversity of insurance and marine experience to this role meaning he is well suited to lead the next phase of our marine portfolio’s development.
I thank Tim for his important contributions to QBE over his long and distinguished career and wish him all the best in his retirement.”



For further information contact:

Sandra Villanueva, Corporate Communications, QBE, 020 7105 5284,

Alexis Burris, Corporate Communications, QBE, 020 3465 3921,


About QBE

QBE helps businesses build resilience through risk management and insurance.

QBE European Operations is part of QBE Insurance Group, one of the world’s leading international insurers and reinsurers and Standard & Poor’s A+ rated. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, QBE’s gross written premium for the year ended 31 December 2020 was US$14.7 billion.

As a business insurance specialist, QBE European Operations offers a range of insurance products from the standard suite of property, casualty and motor to the specialist financial lines, marine and energy. All are tailored to the individual needs of our small, medium and large customer base.

We understand the crucial role that effective risk management plays in all organisations and work hard to understand our customers’ businesses so that we offer insurance solutions that meet their needs – from complex programmes to simpler e-trading solutions – and support them in minimising their risk exposures. Our expert risk management and rehabilitation practitioners focus on helping customers improve their risk management so that they may benefit from a reduction in claims frequency and costs.