WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21: Adrian Spieler will join the Catlin Group as chief administrative officer in February.

Mr Spieler will be a member of the group executive committee responsible for information technology, management information and operational support.

He will be based in Zurich, but will spend considerable time working in London and other Catlin offices.

The appointment allows COO Paul Jardine to spend more time on the functions for which he is responsible.

Mr Spieler had most recently been chief operating officer for Swiss Re’s Asset Management activities in Zurich, New York, London and Bratislava.

Stephen Catlin said: “I am delighted to announce that Adrian Spieler is joining Catlin as chief administrative officer.

“Adrian has played many important roles at Swiss Re over the years, with a strong background in operational, administrative and technological functions.

“His appointment allows Paul Jardine more time to focus on the key functions for which he is responsible. Together, Paul and Adrian will play an important part in the evolution of the Group’s non-underwriting functions, which are essential for profitable growth in the future.”