QBE North America Promotes Gransbury to Head New Specialty Unit; Krauss to A&H

June 2, 2020

QBE North America has promoted Steve Gransbury to head of Specialty Insurance, a new group of existing QBE businesses, and promoted Tara Krauss to head of Accident & Health.

The Specialty Insurance unit Gransbury now leads consists of QBE’s Accident & Health, Aviation, and Trade Credit & Surety practices. QBE Specialty Insurance is part of QBE North America’s Specialty & Commercial organization.

Previously, Gransbury had been leading Accident & Health, the largest of the three businesses.

Krauss has been promoted to replace Gransbury as the leader of QBE Accident & Health. Krauss had already been leading many of these growth and technical initiatives for several years in her most recent role as senior vice president of underwriting operations for Accident & Health.

Gransbury joined QBE in 2009 when the company acquired SLG Benefits & Insurance, a program management company co-founded by Gransbury. With 25 years of experience in the insurance, reinsurance and captive industry, Gransbury is a member of the QBE North America Underwriting Committee, National Leadership Team and a past North America representative to the QBE Global Underwriting and Distribution Forum. He began his insurance career as an independent employee benefits consultant. In 1996, he joined LDG Insurance Underwriters, which was later acquired by HCC Insurance Holdings.

Krauss has 24 years of industry experience. Since joining QBE in 2009, she has held several leadership roles with increasing responsibilities. She was named vice president of underwriting operations for Accident & Health in 2013 and then promoted to senior vice president in 2017. Prior to joining QBE, Krauss held various underwriting positions with HCC Insurance (formerly LDG) and SLG Benefits & Insurance.

Source: QBE North America

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