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QBE Insurance Names Nicola Schroder as New Group Head of Sustainability

QBE Insurance Names Nicola Schroder as New Group Head of Sustainability

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QBE Insurance Group Limited announced the appointment of Nicola Schroder as Group Head of Sustainability.

In this role, Nicola will continue to drive QBE’s Sustainability Strategy across its three key focus areas. 

Nicola has been instrumental in driving our sustainability initiatives over the last 5 years. Her deep expertise and leadership will be invaluable as we continue to integrate sustainability across the enterprise,” Viv Bower, Group Executive, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability said. 

Together with our dedicated team, Nicola will play a key role in advancing our sustainability agenda.

Nicola’s responsibilities will include sustainability governance, strategy implementation, human rights, and modern slavery initiatives, and driving social impact through the QBE Foundation. 

With 20 years of experience spanning engineering, property, banking, and insurance sectors, Nicola brings a wealth of knowledge to her new role. 

In her five years at QBE, Nicola has played a pivotal role in advancing the company’s sustainability goals, where in her most recent role as Head of Environment and Transition she was responsible for the development of a net-zero operations roadmap.

Nicola holds a BSc and Masters of Environment in Governance, Policy and Communication from the University of Melbourne, and chairs the Insurance Council of Australia’s Net Zero Working Group. 

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She is also a member of the UNEPFI Principles for Sustainable Insurance board, QBE’s AUSPAC Foundation Committee and the ICA’s Climate and Resilience Committee.

Nicola will commence her new role effective immediately, and QBE will begin recruitment to fill her previous position.   

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