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Global Head Of Governance & Risk, Qbe Ventures

QBE Insurance - Sydney, NSW

Banking & Finance
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Your part in a changing world

At QBE, we’re driven by our purpose – to give people the confidence to achieve their ambitions.

We are an international insurer and reinsurer offering a diverse portfolio of commercial, personal and specialty products, as well as risk management solutions. Our product portfolio includes property, motor, crop, energy, marine and aviation. We employee a team of more than 11,800 people, in 27 countries around the world.

The opportunity

An exciting, new opportunity for a Global Head of Governance and Risk has become available within QBE Ventures (QBEV), QBE’s venture investment and development arm. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, QBE Ventures, you will lead the design and development of a fit-for-purpose governance framework, working closely with key internal stakeholders to ensure that group and divisional functions can work effectively with QBE Ventures.

This role will form part of the QBE Ventures Leadership Team and play a key part in establishing this new division.

In This Role, You Will

  • Lead the development of QBEV’s governance framework, a set of fit-for-purpose processes that define how QBEV engages and works alongside key enabling functions of QBE, including Procurement, Legal, Group Finance, HR and Technology;
  • As first line of defense and in partnership with Group Risk, lead the development and ongoing maintenance of QBEV’s risk management framework, establishing governance and control environment for the identification, onboarding, partnering and exiting of investee companies, across financial and non-financials risks;
  • Grow the QBE Ventures brand by engaging with the technology, media, and entrepreneurship communities globally;
  • Increase and develop new business through QBE Ventures by ensuring risk management framework supports the effective development and scaling of new opportunities;
  • Drive and shape venture impact analysis, business, financial, market and legal diligence.
Your story so far
  • Strong experience in governance models and risk management, specifically the development of risk frameworks within a corporate environment, ideally with reference to innovation risk;
  • Forward thinking, enterpreneurial and strategic, consistently looking for innovative ways of working internally and ways to empower the customer;
  • Strong market knowledge of new and emerging tools and technologies, and best practice risk frameworks, processes and governance;
  • Highly-developed knowledge of Business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources;
  • Strong facilitation, interpersonal, influencing and communication skills to build relationships and trust at all levels;
  • Previous experience of working across complex organisational matrices, start-ups, and/or in global/group environments would be highly advantageous.

We are here to support you

We are proud to have been Voted #5 in the 2019 Top 20 Australian Workplaces for New Dads - HBF Direct Advice for Dads and we achieved Gold employer status in the 2019 & 2020 Australian LGBTI Inclusion Awards. We are also a finalist in the 2020 Australian HR Awards, shortlisted for Best Workplace

Diversity & Inclusion Program and Best Health & Wellbeing Program.

We also offer a range of benefits to help provide holistic support for your work life, whatever your circumstance.

As a QBE Employee, We Will Offer You
  • Flex@QBE leave to enhance your work/life integration;
  • Our ‘At My Best’ wellbeing program, which includes a free 12-month subscription to Headspace;
  • Access to ‘Share the Care’ – 12 weeks’ flexible leave for new parents inclusive of paid superannuation;
  • The ability to maximise retirement savings through voluntary super contributions and company matching;
  • Income protection insurance and reimbursed Death and Total Permanent Disability insurance premiums;
  • Access to REACH My Best - free holistic wellbeing coaching, nutritional, financial and legal advice and confidential counselling;
  • Discounts on insurance products, car hire, hotels, goods and services;
  • Benefits through our various sports and arts sponsorship partners such as free and discounted tickets.

Join us.

Click APPLY to submit your application. Successful applicants will need to complete work rights, police and credit checks through our online provider as a condition of employment.

QBE recognise the value of diverse perspectives and experience. We are committed to an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected for who they are. If we can provide support with access requirements, alternative work arrangements or you would like to connect with one of our networks please contact us at recruitment@qbe.com.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.