A former AXA XL executive joined QBE Insurance in a major leadership role.
Jason Harris will have the title of chief executive officer, International Division, which includes European Operations. He will succeed Richard Pryce, who will retire from QBE during Q1 2021 in a plan first announced in April.
For now, Harris will work alongside Pryce to ensure an orderly transition into the full role as soon as possible, subject to the usual regulatory approvals, the company said.
Harris joins QBE from AXA XL where he held the position of chief executive, Global Property and Casualty, with responsibility for financial lines, construction, engineering, ART and risk engineering. Before that, he was the chief executive for International Property and Casualty at XL in the UK with responsibility for the property and liability business outside of North America. He previously worked at AIG/Chartis Insurance, holding several senior roles including executive director, Commercial Lines.
Harris “is known for his leadership qualities and passion for building collaborative workplaces, which combined with his technical expertise will ensure the continued success of our International Division. I am proud of what we have achieved, and I am confident I am leaving the business in good hands,” Pryce said in prepared remarks.