Swiss Re has announced that Mr John Dacey, currently Group Chief Strategy Officer, is appointed Group Chief Financial Officer, effective 1 April 2018. He succeeds Mr David Cole, who will step down to pursue a non-executive career, while remaining a board member of several Swiss Re subsidiaries.
Mr Dacey joined Swiss Re's Group Executive Committee five years ago as Group Chief Strategy Officer, successfully leading multiple strategic initiatives across the Group. His career in the re/insurance industry spans more than 20 years, during which time he has held various senior executive positions.
From 2007 to 2012, Mr Dacey served as AXA's Group Regional CEO and Group Vice Chairman for Asia-Pacific and was a member of their Group Executive Committee. Prior to that, he was a member of the Group Executive Board at Winterthur Insurance, first as its Chief Financial Officer from 2000 to 2004 and subsequently as the company's Chief Strategy Officer from 2005 to 2007and member of its risk and investment committees.