Greg van der Made becomes latest to depart QBE Re

QBE Re Bermuda’s Greg van der Made has become the latest senior departure from the reinsurance arm of Australian carrier QBE, with the former lead treaty underwriter joining rival RenaissanceRe.

Van der Made left his role earlier in August, having served as assistant vice president, lead treaty reinsurance underwriter.

He resurfaced later in the month as vice president, ceded re at RenaissanceRe.

The Canadian has been in the Bermudian reinsurance market since 2006, with prior roles at SiriusPoint and Validus Re.

The departure adds to a growing list of exits from the Australian carrier’s reinsurance operations.

In June, CUO Peter Wilkins “unexpectedly” left the business after 23 years, writing on LinkedIn: “Unexpectedly today is my last day at QBE Re. Thank you so much to so many colleagues, brokers and clients who have supported me during my 23+ years, it’s been a pleasure.”

Then in July, vice president and treaty underwriter Hart Moede left to join MS Reinsurance. The New York-based executive moved to the growing reinsurance operation of MS&AD, joining its treaty team.

These are the latest personnel changes to afflict the carrier since QBE International CFO Chris Killourhy took up the reins at the reinsurance platform in September 2022.

The Sydney-listed group has also seen senior changes within other units.

Last month North America chief executive Todd Jones left the carrier, replaced on an interim basis by global distribution head Julie Wood.

This week QBE Re unveiled Mark Jackaman as general manager, London. Jackaman had been leading the UK underwriting team on an interim basis since May, having served as head of casualty in London for the past 11 years.