Zurich Names Quin to Head Investor Relations, Rating Agency Management

Zurich Insurance Group announced the appointment of James Quin, (44, British citizen), to the position of Head of Investor Relations and Rating Agency Management, effective July 1, 2013, with a transition period starting June 3.

He succeeds Debra Broek, who has decided to return to the U.S. Quin will “be responsible for interfacing with Zurich’s global investor community as well as with rating agencies,” Zurich said. “He will report to Pierre Wauthier, Chief Financial Officer, and be located in Zurich.”

Quin joins Zurich from PwC where he is a partner in the capital markets, accounting advisory and structuring group. From 2000 to 2011 he worked in equity research, principally at Lehman Brothers and Citigroup, where he was a Managing Director and Head of the Citigroup European insurance equity research team. Before moving into equity research he spent 10 years with PwC in London and New York, mainly working on auditing and financial advisory projects with insurers. He holds a law degree from the University of Bristol and is a Chartered Accountant.

Wauthier noted Quin’s “in-depth knowledge and experience in the insurance industry having spent more than 20 years in equity research and advisory roles and he is highly regarded within the investor community.”

He also said that Broek, who joined Zurich in 2207, “has made an invaluable contribution to the Group especially in her current position of Head of Investor Relations and Rating Agency Management. I want to thank Debra for her great dedication and commitment and wish her all the best.”

Source: Zurich Insurance