Ms. Cody most recently led Phoenix's emerging growth line Alternative Retirement Solutions

Farmers New World Life Insurance, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zurich Financial Services (an insurance-based financial services provider) has appointed Katherine Cody as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the company.

Ms. Cody most recently led Phoenix’s emerging growth line Alternative Retirement Solutions. Prior to working with Phoenix, she served several insurance companies, through her work as an auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Paul Patsis, CEO of Farmers Life, and Executive Vice President of Farmers Group, said: “Kathy brings more than twenty years of experience in financial services and accounting to the CFO position at Farmers New World Life Insurance Company. She will work to continue to position Farmers New World Life as the industry leader.”

She is a member of the American Society of Certified Public Accountants, LOMA and the Association of Finance Professionals.