Canadian insurance company Great-West Lifeco announced the appointment of Dervla Tomlin, current chief actuary, as chief risk officer, effective Feb. 13.

In her new role, Tomlin will lead all aspects of risk management across Great-West Lifeco. She will continue to have responsibility for actuarial, with the appointed actuary reporting to her.

Tomlin brings more than 30 years of experience in the industry to the role. She was appointed chief actuary, Lifeco in April 2015, having previously served as the chief risk officer and chief actuary for Irish Life. She joined Great-West Lifeco in 2013 as part of its acquisition of Irish Life.

Tomlin succeeds Graham Bird, who is retiring in April after having served as chief risk officer since 2015.