When discussing his career as a chief financial officer, Patrick Regan, group chief financial officer for QBE, emphasizes the importance of people and the team the CFO builds.

Executive Summary

When transformation is on the agenda, Patrick Regan has been the man tapped to lead financial teams for global insurers including QBE, Aviva and RSA. Currently the group CFO for QBE, Regan says his gauge for measuring success is the difference he's made—not alone but in partnership with a team mobilized to achieve strategic goals together.

“You’re only as successful as the team of people you build around you, how well you mobilize them and the vision you set of what you’re trying to achieve,” he said in a recent interview with Carrier Management.

Rather than micromanaging, he lets his team of professionals around the globe do what they do best because they “know how to do their jobs 100 times better than I could.” While he makes sure they’re on track and have the help they need, he lets them fulfill their goals without hand holding.

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