Commercial insurer QBE has promoted Esther Felton to head of legal replacing Adrian Williams, who is set to join Irish firm Matheson Ormsby Prentice.
Felton joined the in-house legal department in 2006 from Norton Rose, where she was a lawyer in the non-contentious insurance practice. She will head the insurer’s European legal operations.
QBE said her appointment was part of an ongoing drive to develop its own in-house legal practice.
“At a time when we’re looking to invest and develop our legal capability, Esther’s experience and knowledge of our business will be invaluable,” said chief executive Steven Burns.