QBE North America has announced two new underwriting vice presidents in the company's Specialty Programs unit – Erin Fry and Bob Remy. Both Fry and Remy will report to Don Allard, senior vice president, Specialty Programs.

Fry joins QBE from XL, where she was vice president and head of professional liability programs. She will be developing new business opportunities as well as managing a diverse portfolio of programs as QBE continues to grow.

Fry’s strong network will be an asset as the company forges relationships with existing Program partners and establishes new ones.

Prior to joining the insurance industry in 2008, Fry was a staff attorney with the United States Court of Appeals in Philadelphia.

Remy joins QBE’s Specialty Programs team from the company’s Standard Lines Programs team, and brings with him nearly 40 years of varied P&C insurance experience and contacts. He has been with the company for 10 years and excels at identifying new opportunities and executing on them quickly.

"In her career, Fry has demonstrated the ability to work collaboratively with brokers and agents on solutions to meet their clients’ unique needs," said Allard.

"Remy’s addition to our Specialty Programs team reflects our commitment to deepen our producer partnerships and keep the customer at the center of what we do."

The Specialty Programs unit, part of QBE Specialty, partners with MGA/MGU program administrators to underwrite management liability and professional lines for trade associations and affinity groups. QBE Specialty underwrites risks across a wide variety of industry sectors and customer segments.

These include Aviation, Public Company, Private Company, Commercial Errors & Omissions, Financial Institutions, Healthcare, Media & Entertainment, Trade Credit, Surety and Inland Marine risk for appointed retail and wholesale producers.

QBE North America is part of QBE Insurance Group, one of the largest insurers and reinsurers worldwide. QBE NA reported Gross Written Premiums in 2014 of $5.3 billion.

Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, QBE operates out of 38 countries around the globe, with a presence in every key insurance market.