Selective Insurance Names Mark Wilcox CFO

Wilcox, whose tenure begins Jan. 1, 2017, succeeds Dale A. Thatcher, who has retired after 16 years as Selective’s CFO.

(View from Kittatinny Mountain in Sussex County, N.J., home of Selective Insurance. Photo credit: ColonelHenry.)

Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (Branchville, N.J.) has named Mark A. Wilcox as Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Wilcox currently serves as Senior VP, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (Bermuda), and is responsible for accounting policy, internal, external, and regulatory financial reporting, budgeting, global tax, global actuarial, and investor relations.

Mark A. Wilcox, EVP, CFO, Selective Insurance Group.

Mark A. Wilcox, EVP, CFO, Selective Insurance Group.

Wilcox is a certified public accountant, chartered professional accountant, and a chartered financial analyst. He succeeds Dale A. Thatcher, who retired after 16 years as Selective’s CFO on September 1, 2016.

Highly Regarded Global Financial Executive

“Mark is a highly regarded global financial executive, and we are delighted he will be joining our organization,” comments Gregory E. Murphy Chairman and CEO, Selective.  “He has the wide range of insurance experience essential to Selective. He has been involved in all aspects of RenaissanceRe’s global financial operations, including financial reporting and control, investments, treasury, capital management, tax planning, and investor and rating agency relations.”

Dale A. Thatcher, Selective's CFO for 16 years, retired Sept. 1, 2016.

Dale A. Thatcher, Selective’s CFO for 16 years, retired Sept. 1, 2016.

“I am very pleased to join Greg Murphy, John Marchioni, and the tremendous team at Selective,” comments Wilcox. “I have long admired and respected Selective’s successful ability to balance rate and growth. I look forward to being active in the primary insurance market and helping Selective continue its success.”

Wilcox previously held senior financial positions at PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP and Bank of America Corporation. He holds an MBA from Georgetown University, a BS from the University of South Florida, and a certificate from Oxford University’s Graduate Program in International Management.

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