The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company's board of trustees has elected Scott Voynich to serve on the financial security company's board.

Mr Voynich is a managing partner of Robinson, Grimes & Company, a certified public accounting firm in the state of Georgia, US.

Mr Voynich has previously served on Northwestern Mutual’s policyowners’ examining committee, an independent group appointed each year to take an impartial and unrestricted look at the company’s operations, management and strategic planning.

Edward Zore, president and CEO of Northwestern Mutual, said: Scott brings valuable experience and expert advice to our board. His knowledge of accounting and corporate reporting is essential to fulfilling the board’s rigorous auditing obligations. With Scott, our board will continue its uncompromising commitment to financial strength.