David Germain has been appointed as group chief information officer.
Germain joined the company on April 26, based in QBE's London office and reporting to operations and technology group executive Matt Mansour.
As GCIO, Germain will be responsible for leading QBE's global Technology Services function to deliver transformative technology change that supports business goals and the overall effectiveness of the company.
He joins QBE from RSA Group, where he was Group, UK - International chief information officer, responsible for leading the global IT function with a focus on developing technology and digital capability.
"David has a strong pedigree and transformational experience leading technology teams around the globe," Mansour says.
"QBE has made great strides executing on our modernisation agenda over the past three years, and David will continue to drive our strategic priority areas as we move into the next phase of our modernisation and digitisation initiatives.
"As technology becomes ever more central to driving value in the insurance sector, I'm excited to bring someone of David's calibre into the senior executive team," Mansour adds.
"I am thrilled to join QBE, a leading global insurance business, and I am looking forward to the opportunity to progress QBE's IT strategy to move the business forward and strengthen support for our customers, people and shareholders," Germain says.
Germain has 30 years' experience in building global IT and digital strategies within financial services organisations to support business performance and growth.
He has overseen business-critical global transformations that include the development of large-scale investment cases for major IT and business change across systems, people and process, leveraging new techniques including Agile and DevOps.