RenaissanceRe Promotes Fraser and James in Finance Team

Bermuda-based RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. has announced several key leadership changes in its Finance function, effective Dec. 31, 2016.

James (“Jamie”) C. Fraser has been named SVP, chief accounting officer, responsible for oversight of forecasting, planning and analysis; controls, financial reporting and tax. He will report to Robert Qutub, chief financial officer.

Reporting to Fraser will be Helen L. James, who has been named SVP, global corporate Controller. She will be responsible for accounting policy and controls; management of the group-wide controller’s function; and legal entity, regulatory and financial reporting.

Mark A. Wilcox, RenaissanceRe’s current SVP, chief accounting officer and corporate controller, announced he will be leaving the company at the end of the year to return to the U.S. to pursue an outside opportunity.

Fraser is a Certified Internal Auditor and Chartered Accountant who joined RenaissanceRe in 2009 and has served as head of Internal Audit since 2011. His industry experience includes leadership positions in finance and risk management at RenaissanceRe, XL Capital and Deloitte. Fraser’s appointment is subject to Bermuda Immigration Department approval.

James is a Chartered Accountant who joined RenaissanceRe in 2001. During her tenure with the company, she has held various positions of increasing responsibility, including most recently SVP and controller for the company’s ventures unit since 2013.

“The promotions of Jamie and Helen reflect the considerable breadth and depth of our bench of executive talent. Both are long-tenured employees, strong leaders and talented professionals,” stated Kevin O’Donnell, chief executive officer.

“We are also grateful to Mark for his contributions to RenaissanceRe’s success over the past 13 years in his roles as chief accounting officer, corporate controller, and, previously, Internal Auditor. We wish him the best going forward,” O’Donnell added.

Source: RenaissanceRe