Zurich has created two new management roles in its UK life business to "take full advantage of significant market opportunities" and has hired former chief operating officer of Aegon employee benefits Iain Black.
The new roles, head of Zurich corporate savings and head of Zurich corporate savings international, have been filled internally while Black has taken on the role of head of corporate risk.
Jonathan Plumtree, who was the former head of corporate risk, has stepped into the senior position in the UK-based corporate savings team, concentrating on completing the insurer's two-year auto enrolment journey.
He took over responsibilities from Nigel Simpson, who will head the international division of the team.
All three senior managers are now reporting to head of corporate life and pensions, UK and international savings Simon Foster.
Foster said: "Over the past year Zurich's corporate business in the UK together with international savings has witnessed significant change and expansion and our plans for the business over the coming years remain ambitious with significant market opportunities.
"In order to take full advantage of these opportunities, we need to strengthen our focus and experience and I am therefore creating two new senior roles to provide focus for our different business areas - UK savings, international savings and group risk.
"These two new roles are being filled internally, demonstrating the quality of talent that we possess here.
"We also welcome Iain to Zurich and we are thrilled to have someone of his experience and standing in the market."
Black previously worked for Aegon UK and Scottish Equitable in a number of senior roles over a 21 year period, including chief operating officer for distribution and managing director at Aegon employee benefits.
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