Executive Director, UK Insurance division, QBE Insurance
LMA Board Member
Cécile Fresneau joined QBE as Executive Director of the UK in late January 2018, became Managing Director of QBE European Operations in 2021 and was named Active Underwriter for syndicate 386 in 2020. Prior to joining QBE, Cécile held senior roles with Zurich Insurance for close to 7 years, including Chief Underwriting Officer for Zurich’s UK General Insurance business from 2014 to 2018 and global Personal Lines roles based in Switzerland. Cécile has 20 years’ experience in insurance, initially as a strategy consultant with the firm Booz Allen & Hamilton (now Strategy&, the consulting arm of PWC) working on assignments in insurance M&A, Claims, Distribution and Underwriting, then taking on pricing, underwriting and strategy roles at Insurance Australia Group, based in Sydney.
Cécile has been a member of the General Insurance Committee of the ABI since 2018. She has also held positions on the supervisory boards of other UK industry associations, including the Insurance Fraud Bureau and the Motor Insurance Bureau. Cécile is a graduate of French Business School ESSEC (Ecole Superieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales) and holds a Master of Business Administration from the AGSM (Australian Graduate School of Management).