Neil Freshwater fills position left by John Dyke

Neil Freshwater, Zurich CFO

Zurich has appointed Neil Freshwater as chief financial officer for its UK general insurance and shared services business.

Freshwater will join on 1 May from Catlin Group, where he was UK chief financial officer. He has 20 years of experience across life, general insurance and reinsurance and previously worked at Aviva, Swiss Re and Laurentian Life.

Freshwater will report to Zurich UK GI chief executive Steve Lewis. He fills the position left by John Dyke, who moved to head up Zurich’s UK personal lines business in September.

Lewis said: “I’m confident his skills in delivering business strategy will be of huge value to our finance function and our executive team. That Neil is so well acquainted with the general insurance market is an added bonus – and I’m looking forward to having him on-board.”