Lopes appointed to growing QBE team
QBE Re has expanded its Bermuda team with the appointment of Melanie Lopes as assistant vice-president, lead treaty underwriter.
Ms Lopes joins from Bermudian-headquartered re/insurer SiriusPoint, where she was most recently assistant vice-president, property underwriter.
She was previously assistant vice-president, specialty underwriting before the merger between Third Point Re/Sirius Group.
In her new role, Ms Lopes reports to David Cary, senior vice-president underwriting manager and head of property and casualty Bermuda.
The hire follows the appointment of Tracey Gibbons in September as head of QBE Re Bermuda. In addition, Greg van der Made joined as treaty underwriter and Lauritz Schwarz as underwriting assistant last year.
QBE Re said it had seen increased demand from global clients for specialty reinsurance and property business in Bermuda and saw a renewed opportunity under multiple lines.
Ms Gibbons said: “Mel is part of the continued expansion of the Bermuda office and QBE Re as a whole.
“We are building the team and the product offering to be able to provide our brokers and clients with the support they need across multiple classes with best-in-class underwriters.
“We would like to welcome Mel to QBE Re and are thrilled to have her join our growing team.”