Zurich Insurance Group this month announced that Alison Martin will join the company on Oct. 1 and assume the role of group chief risk officer in January 2018. The appointment is subject to regulatory approval.

She will succeed Cecilia Reyes, Zurich’s current group chief risk officer, who will retire from Zurich in the first quarter of 2018.

Martin joins Zurich from Swiss Re, where she was head of life and health business management, a role she has held for four years. In her 14 years at Swiss Re, Martin has held a series of senior management positions focused on transformation, commercial business and value creation, including as head of the life and health products division and as CFO of Swiss Re Life & Health. Martin spent eight years in audit and advisory roles at PwC, with a focus on insurance.