qbe-logo-200x66QBE Insurance Group Ltd. announced that Patrick Regan will be joining QBE in June 2014 in the role of group chief financial officer, succeeding Neil Drabsch.

Regan was most recently the CFO at Aviva plc. Prior roles include: group chief operating officer and CFO at Willis Group Holdings; group financial controller at Royal & Sun Alliance; and AXA SA’s finance and claims director for the U.K. general insurance business. He has also held senior positions at GE Capital Bank, GE Global Consumer Finance and Grant Thornton.

In announcement the appointment, Group Chief Executive Officer John Neal expressed confidence that Regan would quickly gain the confidence of all QBE’s key stakeholders, and thanked Neil Drabsch, who delayed his retirement from his executive role at QBE as the company onducted an extensive global search for his successor.

Regan will be based in the company’s head office in Sydney, Australia.

Source: QBE Insurance Group Ltd.