QBE North America appoints Matt Curran to head Surety Bond business

Thursday, May 29, 2014

New York, NY – QBE North America appointed a new SVP of Surety, Matt Curran to lead its Surety Bond business under its well-established Trade Credit group, which is headed by industry veteran, Jeff Grange.

“This is a great addition to the QBE North American team. Matt is building a strong team and infrastructure that will profitably grow our surety bond business,” says Jeff Grange, President of Specialty, QBE North America.

Matt is joining the QBE NA Specialty Team with over 20 years experience in the Surety industry. Matt most recently lead CNA Surety’s Northeast and Central Regions. Reporting to Brett Halsey, SVP of Trade Credit in QBE’s New York office, Matt’s appointment is another example of QBE’s expanding Specialty insurance portfolio.

Matt holds a BS from Susquehanna University and an MBA from Rollins College Crummer Graduate School.

Matt Curran can be reached at: 212.497.9669 or  matt.curran@us.qbe.com.

QBE North America is part of QBE Insurance Group Limited, one of the top 20 insurers and reinsurers worldwide. QBE NA reported Gross Written Premiums in 2013 of $5.855 billion. QBE Insurance Group’s 2012 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.