Australia's QBE Insurance has appointed Judy Holt as head of UK Broker Development, effective immediately.

In her new role, Holt’s will focus on the further expansion of the network and importantly the creation of strategic partnerships with brokers.

Holt will also be responsible for the strategic development and delivery of QBE’s distribution broker strategy in the UK.

She joined QBE in May 2010 as manager, broker development, to support the expansion of its UK National division.

Her experience also include account management and underwriting positions at Allianz and Commercial Union (now Aviva).

QBE offers considerable diversity and distribution power to its UK and European customers via three product-focused underwriting divisions: property, casualty (liability) and motor, marine, energy and aviation and reinsurance.