Rockland Trust and its parent company Independent Bank Corp. announced the appointment of Dawn Mugford as chief risk officer.

Mugford brings more than two decades of expertise in risk management, audit, and quality assurance in the financial services and insurance industries. She will serve on the bank’s executive leadership team and report to Chief Executive Chris Oddleifson.

In her role, Mugford will oversee enterprise-wide monitoring, controls, measurement, and reporting of all major risk types. She will also help expand the bank’s existing enterprise risk management infrastructure to help the organization continue to maintain colleague, customer, community, and shareholder confidence.

Before joining Rockland Trust, Mugford was senior vice president and director of operational risk management, corporate security, and investigations at Eastern Bank for nearly four years. Prior to that, she worked at UNUM Insurance as director of policies, procedures, and quality review.

She also served as senior vice president and director of credit risk management for TD Bank after working with TD Bank’s parent company, TD Bank Group, in Canada for more than 18 years in the areas of risk; audit; credit; portfolio review; and finance, as well as assisting with the due diligence of U.S. acquisitions.