QBE North America Appoints Erin Fry to Senior Vice President, Underwriting Leader, Specialty Programs

Thursday, May 12, 2016

New York, NY – QBE North America, an operating division of QBE Insurance Group, today announced that Erin Fry has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Underwriting Leader – Specialty Programs. 

Based in Philadelphia, Ms. Fry will report to Jeff Grange, President, Specialty Insurance.

In her new role as Senior Vice President, Underwriting Leader – Specialty Programs, Ms. Fry will be responsible for developing and executing the strategic underwriting plan for driving QBE Specialty products through the MGA/MGU distribution channel with our appointed program administrators. Using her extensive program experience, she will work with program administrators to underwrite niche Specialty program opportunities that leverage the full depth and breadth of the QBE Specialty product portfolio.

"This was always the natural next step in Erin's career at QBE, as she has done a phenomenal job growing and developing our Specialty Programs business since she joined QBE last year," Mr. Grange noted. "I am delighted that Erin has joined the Specialty leadership team. Her outstanding technical acumen, deep expertise and highly collaborative style is greatly valued by her peers, and she is recognized and respected on a national basis throughout the program community," he added.

Before joining QBE last year, Ms. Fry spent seven years at XL Catlin, serving as Environmental Claims Counsel before becoming Vice President, Underwriting, and then Head of Professional Liability Programs. Ms. Fry began her career as a staff attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from West Chester University and a Juris Doctor from Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law. Ms. Fry is also a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and has received her Associate in Reinsurance (ARe) designation from the American Institute for Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriters

"This is another example of QBE's continuing commitment to developing our internal talent and the high value we ascribe to diversity in thinking, both are key components of our business strategy. By identifying those with unique skills and experience – like Erin – and providing them with opportunities for impact in key leadership positions, we further invest in our development culture and our organization's greatest asset, our people," said Mr. Grange.

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 2015 of $4.6 billion. QBE Insurance Group's 2015 results can be found at www.qbena.com. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, QBE operates out of 43 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. Additional information can be found at www.qbena.com, or follow QBE North America on Twitter.

Carla Ferrara, Vice President, Corporate Communications & Branding, 212.497.9604, Carla.ferrara@us.qbe.com