Data Governance Lead

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London, United Kingdom
Job Type
Hybrid Working Opportunity

Time Type: Full time



The Opportunity

QBE Europe is currently looking to recruit an Data Governance Lead to join a well-established and successful data management team based in the London office. QBE is developing and investing in its data management capabilities, and we are creating the position of Group Data Office - Data Governance Manager. This is a global role, responsible for developing and implementing the data governance framework, establishing effective processes to ensure data is managed effectively and QBE comply with data related regulations. This role also requires the coordination of group wide reporting, establishing standards, policies, procedures and facilitation across various councils, committees, and divisions. Communications, identification of positive outcomes, and the company-wide elevation of data governance capabilities will be key to success. You will act as product owner for the data governance capability and application (Collibra) - to help ensure the successfully delivery of strategic objectives, including (but not limited to) process, people and technology required.  Reporting to the Group Head of Data Management, you will work closely with the Group Data Office, programme and project management, divisional data governance teams and with business partners.


Your new role

  • Definition of data governance guiding principles, strategy, policies, and roadmap
  • Drive the global data governance community to support divisional and group data governance objectives.
  • Act as and provide SME knowledge in the data governance space.
  • Data Policy development and deployment
  • Lead Data Risk management.
  • Develop and support various working groups to support the Collibra implementation.
  • Act as the Data Governance product owner, including Collibra platform ownership.
  • Plan, agree and execute communication, training, and transition activities with stakeholders and interlocking initiatives to ensure optimum value is derived and standards are met.
  • Management of globally centralised data governance content and processes.
  • Identify and advocate for opportunities to improve data governance through changes in processes and systems and engaging in activities that measurably improve the quality of data.
  • Ensure documentation of end-to-end data governance and management process, agreed to and in compliance with risk and security policies.
  • Stewardship - manage meta data and lineage documentation, monitoring and ongoing improvements at the Group level and coordinate divisional level activities to ensure alignment; provide a central repository of data and metrics definitions for the organization.
  • Lead the development, application and monitoring of data governance processes and checkpoints to manage data effectively.
  • Manage reporting to governance forums, key stakeholders, and management.
  • Definition of metrics to measure success and monitor progress.


About you

  • Collibra experience required, and Collibra certifications such as ‘Ranger’ an advantage.
  • Proven ability to implement and maintain data governance principles in a complex business environment.
  • Data Policy development and deployment
  • Lead Data Risk management.
  • Experience working with Jira and Confluence, and Agile and/or Scrum Product Owner experience also advantageous.
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships, influencing others, including senior stakeholders and sponsors.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities


Why QBE? At My Best

At QBE, we want our people to feel rewarded and inspired to perform at their best, that’s why we have created “At My Best”. It’s our connection, our way of showing we have your back. We understand that one size doesn’t fit all and that priorities can change depending on your life stage. That is why our blend of wellbeing initiatives and benefits offer flexibility to suit what matters most to you. It’s in the culture of our business, our QBE DNA, to support our people. Everything we do is underpinned by our QBE DNA - because we know it’s not just what we do that matters, it’s how we do it that makes the difference.  In addition to this, we also offer flexible parental leave for both parents and have several employee network groups that support and empower our diverse workforce.

At QBE, we view our people as our most precious asset. We understand the importance of fostering a work environment that is responsive to the changing needs of today's workforce. QBE aims to build a workplace that is fair and inclusive because we want to attract and retain the best people to do the job, we have adopted flexible working across the company and welcome this conversation (

We are proud to have partnerships with organisations such as Stonewall and Working Families, and our commitment to the Women in Finance Charter, the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles and Race at Work charter helps keep us accountable and transparent


Inclusion of Diversity

We are striving to create a workplace culture where all our people feel included, and we are committed to building a diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities we operate in.

We know that diversity of thought, background and experience enables better decision making, improves the quality of our delivery and helps us to meet the needs of our customers.


ESG & Sustainability

At QBE, we believe that integrating sustainability into our business helps us deliver on our purpose of enabling a more resilient future.  Our three key focus areas include fostering an orderly and inclusive transition to a net-zero economy, enabling a sustainable and resilient workforce and partnering for growth through innovative, sustainable and impactful solutions. For further information regarding QBE’s sustainability targets, including our net-zero pledges and inclusion of diversity targets, and our award-winning impact investment initiative ‘Premiums4Good’, please visit our Sustainability homepage and read our latest Sustainability Report (Link).


About QBE

We can never really predict what’s around the corner, but at QBE we’re asking the right questions to enable a more resilient future – helping those around us build strength and embrace change to their advantage.

We’re an international insurer that’s building momentum towards realising our vision of becoming the most consistent and innovative risk partner.

And our people will be at the centre of our success. We’re proud to work together, and encourage each other enable resilience for our customers, our environment, our economies and our communities.

With more than more than 11,000 people working across 27 countries, we’re big enough to make a real impact, but small enough to provide a friendly workplace, where people are down-to-earth, passionate and kind.

We believe this is our moment – what if it was yours too?

Your career at QBE — let’s make it happen!

To find out more about why you should work for QBE, visit our careers website.


What next?

If you have a passion to contribute to QBE’s vision of enabling a more resilient future for our customers and the community, we encourage you to apply! Simply click the “apply” button to submit your CV and other relevant documents, and a member of our friendly Talent Acquisition team will be in contact to discuss your interest further if you meet the requirements of the role.

Please make the Talent Acquisition aware should there be any reasonable adjustments that may need to be made for the interview and the remainder of the recruitment process.


APPLY NOW and let’s make it happen! 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

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


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