Ullico, an insurance and financial services company, has appointed David Barra as its new CFO.

Mr Barra joins Ullico from Conseco, where he rose through the finance leadership ranks over an 18-year period, including recent stints leading the financial planning and analysis unit and later, the internal audit function. He holds a bachelor of science degree in accountancy from the University of Illinois.

Mark Singleton, CEO of Ullico, said: Dave brings substantial experience to our already strong finance team. His experience at Conseco since its early days of rapid growth, expansion, and subsequent restructuring and rebuilding uniquely match our recent history and will have considerable impact on ULLICO’s renewed growth and profitability.