Swiss Re’s Group Chief Financial Officer George Quinn to step down

Swiss Re’s Board of Directors announces that Group Chief Financial Officer George Quinn will step down from his role, effective 30 April 2014, and pursue other professional interests. A search for a replacement has been initiated.

George Quinn has served as the Group’s Chief Financial Officer and member of the Group Executive Committee for the last six years, after holding various senior management positions at Swiss Re in Switzerland and the Americas. George Quinn joined Swiss Re 1999 in Zurich as Chief Accounting Officer.

Walter B. Kielholz, Chairman of the Board of Directors, says: "The Board of Directors very much regrets George’s decision to leave Swiss Re after more than 14 successful years, most recently in the position of Group CFO. In this role, George has been instrumental in implementing Swiss Re’s strategy and establishing the new company structure and operating model. I would like to thank George for his decisive focus on capital management and on the company’s financial targets, which has strongly contributed to the leading position of Swiss Re today".

George Quinn, Group Chief Financial Officer, comments: "When moving on after such a long time it is always with mixed emotions, especially as I have tremendously enjoyed working at Swiss Re. I am grateful for having had the opportunity to significantly shape the Group’s business strategy and be part of a great team. Now, I am looking forward to the new phase in my career with Zurich Insurance Group".

Next Finance , December 2013

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