Mr. Egan is currently chief financial officer for UK general insurance

Zurich Financial Services has appointed Scott Egan, currently chief financial officer for UK general insurance, to the position of group head of operations, planning and performance management. His appointment is effective from October 5, 2009.

In his new role, Mr. Egan will continue to drive further improvements in Zurich’s operations, planning and performance management initiatives. He will report to Dieter Wemmer, company’s CFO, and will be located in Zurich, Switzerland. Mr. Egan succeeds Stephen Lewis, who will become CEO for UK general insurance and shared services, as previously announced.

Mr. Egan joined Zurich in late 2007, having previously held a number of senior positions in Norwich Union (Aviva), including finance director of Norwich Union (Aviva) and strategy and business development director of Aviva Europe.

Zurich is an insurance-based financial services provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in North America and Europe as well as in Asia Pacific, Latin America and other markets.