Melanie Mason
6 July 2023Analysis

QBE Canada appoints new property underwriting manager

QBE Canada has appointed Melanie Mason as underwriting manager, property to maintain momentum and growth of its direct and facultative property portfolio.

Leading QBE’s Property underwriters, located in both Toronto and Vancouver, Mason will ensure the team continues to leverage its local expertise to deliver excellent service to QBE’s brokers and customers. As a member of the underwriting leadership team, she will also help create and establish innovative growth ideas.

Mason joined QBE at the beginning of July from Liberty Mutual Canada, where she gained over 20 years’ experience in the property space. She held various roles at Liberty, most recently as national property manager & assistant vice-president Commercial Insurance, Central & Atlantic Region. She brings strong expertise and a vast network to QBE, as well as great enthusiasm for the property class.

Based in Toronto, Mason will report to Scott Pidduck, director of underwriting, who commented: “The property portfolio in Canada has shown positive performance over the past few years and with the addition of Melanie to the team, we intend to pursue further innovation and growth opportunities. Melanie’s expert knowledge of the Canadian marketplace is a great asset to QBE and our customers.”

Mason replaces property underwriting manager Lisa Wolfe, who has been promoted to the role of portfolio manager in QBE’s direct & facultative international property team, based in London, United Kingdom.