Brian Quinn – Contributor Profile
Granite Management Limited
Brian Quinn is a founding Director and owner of Granite Management Limited (Granite), a Bermuda based captive management and consulting company, focusing on International Employee Benefits (IEB) and other specialist risks. Brian has been instrumental in Granite achieving recognition as a world leader in the reinsurance and/or financing of IEB programs designed to reduce the cost of employee benefit programs for client companies, without changing the terms and/or conditions of the benefits valued by their employees. Brian’s expertise lies in providing consulting and captive management services to a number of Fortune 100 companies, enabling leaders to implement global programs without additional staffing or workload but with significant and tangible benefits.
Brian has been an active member of the global insurance industry for over 25 years. Prior to setting up Granite, he was the Chief Underwriting Officer for General Motors’ (GM) global insurance operations based in Bermuda. Brian is a pioneer in the financing of Employee Benefits in captives having identified an opportunity and developed the world’s largest EB captive while at GM, which he still manages at Granite along with numerous other similar companies. At GM he also had responsibility for all Life, Non-Life, Affinity and Marine covers and the development of new opportunities for the captive to assist GM in saving costs on insurance purchases and other financial transactions. Prior to that, he was employed at Willis and other broking houses in the UK and Ireland with responsibility for the service and management of complex global insurance programs for multinational clients.