Crum & Forster, a national property and casualty insurance company, announced the appointment of Nick Cook to the newly created role of chief risk officer.

Cook, who was promoted from his previous role as chief risk officer for the surplus and specialty division, will report to Marc Adee, chairman and chief executive.

Previously, Cook oversaw actuarial pricing for surplus and specialty lines and led ceded reinsurance and catastrophe risk management. He has been with the company for seven years, serving in roles within underwriting and analytics.

Prior to joining Crum & Forster, Cook held positions in treaty underwriting and ceded reinsurance with Odyssey Reinsurance.