tml Partners appoints new Senior Employee Communications and Brand Manager for QBE Insurance

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QBE is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and headquartered in Sydney and employ more than 11,700 people in over 27 countries. QBE is a general insurance and reinsurance company and across their operations they offer commercial, personal and specialty products and risk management solutions to our customers.

QBE’s European Operations, which accounts for over 27% of QBE Group turnover, is a leading specialist in London market and European commercial lines business. Active in both the Lloyd’s and company market, QBE offers considerable diversity to the broking community and they are a socially responsible company and give their customers the ability to invest a portion of their premiums in environmentally and socially beneficial projects.

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Tom Morgan-Harris partnered with Roger Lowry, Head of Communications & Marketing on an exciting search for a new leadership role in his team of a Senior Employee Communications and Brand Manager to play an integral part in the development of an internal communications strategy for the brand and to lead the internal communications efforts across EMEA and work with Roger and the wider Communications and Marketing team. Tom mapped the market and also wider afield across London and utilising his network of communications professionals to deliver a range of profiles for Roger and QBE for this newly created role.

Commenting on his experiences with tml Partners; Roger said, “I enjoy working with Tom and implicitly trust his judgement to bring the right calibre of candidate forward to suit the brief. Tom brought his considerable experience to bear during the search, with an emphasis on understanding what I was looking for, appreciating the right cultural fit and displaying a deep knowledge of the market to produce the best candidates. It was a highly professional process from start to finish.”

Frank Dias was successfully appointed as the Senior Employee Communications and Brand Manager to work closely with Roger and the European leadership team at QBE Insurance to lead on the development and execution of internal communications activities and act as a QBE brand ambassador as well as being responsible for developing messaging, channels and programmes for internal engagement, aligned to business objectives.

Prior to QBE Insurance, Frank was at AXL XL Insurance as their Global Internal Communications Director and also has had experience with Lloyds and also Grant Thornton in global roles and has been specialising in internal communications for more than 15 years.

Commenting on working with tml Partners Frank Dias said,

“I had a fantastic experience with tml partners represented by Tom Morgan-Harris. Tom was able to build a rapport with me to understand my skillset and value to the role he put me forward for. He was good at keeping me updated and provided good guidance and confidence-building advice. Tom asked great questions to help put me in the right frame of mind to showcase myself at my best for the role I was able to secure.”

tml Partners is an international corporate communications and executive marketing recruitment firm. Exercising control over how information flows between an organisation and their employees as well as to the broader public is more critical than ever. At tml Partners we specialise in sourcing and placing highly skilled senior-level communications and corporate affairs talent.

Tom Morgan-Harris heads up the Corporate Affairs practice at tml Partners and is currently partnering with leading brands across multiple different industries across professional services, financial services, consumer and heavily regulated industries. If you are looking to hire into your team, then we are highly experienced and ready to help.


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