Aspen Insurance Holdings announced Crystal Ottaviano has been appointed group chief risk officer, effective March 2.

Ottavino joins Aspen from Swiss Re America, where she served as chief risk officer since October 2013 responsible for independent oversight of Swiss Re’s P&C reinsurance business in the region. She will report to Mark Cloutier, Aspen’s executive chairman and group chief executive officer.

Ottavino was previously senior vice president, operational risk management at Swiss Re, with responsibility for the operational risk management framework for the Americas.