RSA Insurance announced the appointment of Peter Townsend as chief compliance officer for the company’s United Kingdom and international business. 

Joining RSA in 2012 as a legal counsel, Townsend has held roles that include group head of financial crime and group data protection officer. Prior to joining RSA, he was a solicitor at Berwin Leighton Paisner and Clifford Chance.

In his new role, Townsend will be responsible for implementing and monitoring regulatory developments and creating support frameworks and policies.

He will provide advice and guidance to the board and executive team and will work closely with RSA’s parent company, Intact, and Group Chief Compliance Officer Robin Richardson.