The Zurich Financial Services Group has appointed Philip Wilson to the position of chief underwriting officer for its global life business.

In this newly created role, Mr Wilson will be responsible for global life underwriting strategy, standards and processes for life and health worldwide. He will report to Mario Greco, CEO of the global life business at Zurich Financial.

Mr Wilson joins Zurich from AIG, where he worked for the last six years in New York and Hong Kong. Most recently he held the position of chief underwriting officer of the accident and health portfolio for American International Underwriters based in New York.