QBE North America Appoints Brian Griffith EVP, Field Management and Distribution

Monday, August 24, 2015

New York, NY - QBE North America announced that Brian Griffith will join the organization on August 31 as Executive Vice President, Field Management and Distribution.

Mr. Griffith will be responsible for field management and will lead the strategy for all distribution channels across QBE, as well as drive all strategic agency management activities. This includes all US Major Trading Partner Engagement, as well as engagement at the regional level. Mr. Griffith is a proven Property and Casualty executive with a strong underwriting background and a track record of driving profitable growth. He began his career as an underwriter with The Hartford more than 22 years ago and advanced into many senior leadership roles including strategy development, National Head of Sales and Marketing, and most recently, P&L leader of the Northeast Division.

Working from the Simsbury, CT office, Mr. Griffith will report to Mark Cantin, President, Field Operations for QBE North America.

"Brian's addition to the leadership team at QBE demonstrates our commitment to effectively engage our distribution channels," said Mr. Cantin. "As we develop the Field Operations organization, we will put the operational underpinnings in place to ensure that the customer is always front and center of everything we do."

Mr. Griffith has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Connecticut. 

About QBE
QBE North America is part of QBE Insurance Group Limited, one of the largest insurers and reinsurers worldwide. QBE NA reported Gross Written Premiums in 2014 of $5.3 billion. QBE Insurance Group's 2014 results can be found at www.qbena.com. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, QBE operates out of 38 countries around the globe, with a presence in every key insurance market. The North America division, headquartered in New York, conducts business through its property and casualty insurance subsidiaries. QBE insurance companies are rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best and "A+" by Standard & Poor's.