ACE Canada, a division of the ACE group, has appointed Bruce Walker as the new chief financial officer. He will report to David Brosnan, CEO of the company.

In his new role, Mr Walker will be responsible for ACE Canada’s finance and information technology groups, and will head the budget management, financial reporting, internal controls, audit, and strategic direction of its information technology division.

Mr Walker joins ACE from a directorship with a privately-held financial consultancy firm in the US. Prior to this, he held a variety of senior financial leadership positions within Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Group.

Mr Brosnan said: “Bruce brings a wealth of insurance leadership to the role, with a strong concentration in the area of financial management.

“In addition to his rich insurance experience in such countries and regions as the US, Latin American and the UK, Bruce possesses larger capabilities in the areas of information technology, governance and key stakeholder relations.”