Zurich has appointed a new leadership team for its board following last month's resignation of Josef Ackermann over the death of the company's chief financial officer Pierre Wauthier.
The insurer's ten-strong board of directors today appointed former non-executive director on the board of the Financial Services Authority (FSA) Tom de Swaan as chairman and Fred Kindle as vice-chairman.
De Swaan served on the FSA's board from January 2001 until the end of 2006 when he joined Zurich's board.
In March last year he was elected vice-chairman and he became acting chairman following Ackermann's resignation last month.
Kindle, who is a partner at private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, joined Zurich's board in 2006 .
Ackermann resigned days after the apparent suicide of Pierre Wauthier, who was found dead in his flat in Zug, near Zurich, at the end of August.
Ackermann said the family of Wauthier believed he shared some of the blame for Wauthier's death.
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