XL Group, a global insurance and reinsurance company, has appointed Fielding Norton as new senior vice president, deputy chief enterprise risk officer, effective immediately.

Norton will report to XL’s chief enterprise risk officer Jacob Rosengarten. Among, his key responsibilities will be providing comprehensive oversight to XL of existing and emerging risks and developing and implementing appropriate risk management techniques to enhance internal controls that manage the effects of risk on XL’s capital, earnings, credit ratings and reputation.

Prior to joining XL, Norton served as chief risk officer at Bermuda-based Ironshore, where he led all aspects of enterprise risk management for the group from its beginning in 2007.

In 2006, he was chief risk officer of Commercial Insurance at Swiss Re’s Kansas office. Before that he held progressively senior roles at Employers Reinsurance Corp in Kansas City, Missouri and Overland Park, Kansas.

Rosengarten said Norton’s wealth of knowledge and extensive experience in risk management is a valuable addition to the XL team and to the goal of having XL be a thought leader in all matters related to enterprise risk management.