RenaissanceRe Holdings, a global provider of reinsurance and insurance, has announced several key leadership changes in its finance function, effective Dec. 31, 2016.
James Fraser has been named senior vice president, chief accounting officer, responsible for oversight of forecasting, planning and analysis; controls, financial reporting and tax. He will report to Chief Financial Officer Robert Qutub. Fraser joined RenaissanceRe in 2009 and has served as head of internal audit since 2011. His industry experience includes leadership positions in finance and risk management at RenaissanceRe, XL Capital and Deloitte. Fraser’s appointment is subject to Immigration Department approval.
Reporting to Fraser will be Helen James, who has been named SVP, global corporate controller. She will be responsible for accounting policy and controls; management of the groupwide controller’s function; and legal entity, regulatory and financial reporting. James joined RenaissanceRe in 2001. During her tenure with the company, she has held various positions of increasing responsibility, including most recently SVP and controller for the company’s ventures unit since 2013.
In other news, Mark Wilcox, RenaissanceRe’s current SVP, chief accounting officer and corporate controller, will be leaving the company at the end of the year to return to the United States to pursue an outside opportunity.