Talbir Bains joins DUAL group as Global Chief Underwriting Officer

09 March 2015

Talbir Bains joins DUAL Group as Global Chief Underwriting Officer with responsibility for management of capital and carrier relations and maintaining underwriting control and governance.

Shane Doyle, DUAL Group CEO, commented “I’m delighted that Talbir has joined the DUAL team. Talbir’s appointment takes DUAL to the next level ensuring our future growth is secured by solid underwriting discipline backed by the best capacity. We pride ourselves on attracting first class talent at DUAL and Talbir’s knowledge and experience around the capital and reinsurance markets will help us build the foundations for the next stage of our development.”

Talbir commented, "I have always been impressed with the talent that DUAL attracts which means during these exciting times for the organisation, we have an extraordinary opportunity to enhance our offering and added value. I'm looking forward to working closely with our underwriters, strategic partners and the whole DUAL team to drive a disciplined and innovative strategy, leveraging our vast product line and territorial scope."

Prior to joining DUAL, Talbir worked in a number of senior roles during thirteen years at QBE European Operations, most recently as Director of Motor and Business Performance (Retail). As well as driving profitable growth in the QBE Motor account, Talbir was responsible for overseeing business planning, underwriting performance and actuarial pricing across all of QBE's Retail P&C business. He also led and executed the placement and transformational restructure in recent years of the reinsurance treaties across QBE EO's Retail & International Markets P&C business, chairing both the Reinsurance and Retail Pricing Committees.

In conjunction with his CUO role, Talbir will be appointed to the DUAL International Board and will be a member of DUAL’s Risk Committee and Chair of the Underwriting Committee.

This appointment is subject to regulatory approval.