Porrino to Join XL Group as Executive VP, CFO

June 16, 2011

The XL Group plc has announced the appointment of Peter R. Porrino as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He will join the Company in late August.

He has more than 30 years of experience working in and advising the insurance industry. His experience centers on property and casualty insurance and reinsurance. He will report to XL’s CEO, Mike McGavick, and will serve on XL’s Leadership Team.

XL noted that Porrino has served as Ernst & Young’s Global Insurance Industry Leader since 1999. In that role, he “oversees the firm’s worldwide insurance industry delivery of client services, thought leadership and strategic planning. His experience includes designing and implementing solutions to improve the use of financial information, developing strong relationships with the investor and analyst communities, and business strategy assessment and deployment.”

McGavick indicated that XL is “beyond thrilled” that Porrino is joining the company and indicated that his “considerable insurance industry experience, combined with his broad background in corporate operations and global finance, make him the ideal addition to XL.”

McGavick also noted that he has worked with Porrino “for a number of years,” and is certain of the “benefit we will gain from his strategic insights. Additionally, as a current advisor to XL, Peter knows the company and many of our leaders and will hit the ground running. I welcome Peter to our Leadership Team and look forward to the impact he will make.”

Porrino, a CPA, first joined Ernst & Young in 1978, serving in the firm’s New York and National insurance practices for 15 years before leaving to serve in senior management positions with several insurance companies. This experience includes Zurich Financial Services, where Mr. Porrino served as CFO of Zurich’s NYSE listed subsidiary, Zurich Reinsurance Centre, Inc. He rejoined Ernst & Young in 1999. He holds an MBA from New York University and BBA in accounting from Pace University.

Source: XL Group

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