The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) elected Douglas D. Dirks, president and chief executive officer of Employers Holdings, Inc., and David Duclos, CEO of QBE’s North American operations, the group announced Friday.

David Dirks
David Dirks

Dirks was previously the CEO of the Nevada State Industrial Insurance System, the state-run monopolistic workers’ compensation fund which was privatized as a mutual insurer on January 1, 2000 and became a publicly-traded company in January 2007.

Prior to joining the Fund, he served in senior insurance regulatory positions and as an advisor to the Nevada Governor’s Office.

Dirks also has worked in the public accounting and investment banking industries and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas.

He presently serves on the Board of Directors of the Nevada Insurance Education Foundation.

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David Duclos

Duclos, who became CEO of QBE’s North American operations in April 2013, has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry in a management capacity, including XL Group, where he rose to the level of Chief Executive of Insurance, responsible for all global operations.

Duclos began his career at INA/CIGNA as an underwriter, where he spent 21 years, rising to a number of regional and national management roles.

After leaving XL and before joining QBE, Duclos also served on the board of RLI Group.

About PCI

PCI is composed of more than 1,000 member companies, which write over $195 billion in annual premium representing 39 percent of the nation’s property/casualty insurance. Member companies write 46 percent of the U.S. automobile insurance market, 32 percent of the homeowners market, 37 percent of the commercial property and liability market, and 41 percent of the private workers compensation market.

Source: PCI