The National Life Group has appointed Edward Parry as its new executive vice president and CFO, effective May 1, 2008. Mr Parry has been serving as the interim CFO since November 2007.

Mr Parry has worked at The Hanover Insurance Group in Worcester, Massachusetts since 1992. Most recently Mr Parry served as director and executive vice president of Hanover with responsibility for several business units, asset management, finance, claim operations, technology services and corporate development.

Thomas MacLeay, chairman, president and CEO of National Life Group, said: Ed has a wealth of experience in financial services and strategic planning. His seasoned perspective will be of tremendous value as we build on National Life’s nearly 160 years of service.