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PwC appoints insurance head

PwC has appointed Stephen O'Hearn to the post of global insurance leader, effective July.

O'Hearn currently heads the Big Four firm's Europe, Middle East and Africa insurance practice and is based in Zurich.

He will replace outgoing insurance leader David Law, who is due to retire in June.

He has 30 years' experience as an audit partner and advisor has previously led PwC's insurance practice in New York, Tokyo and Milwaukee.

O'Hearn described his appointment as coming at an exciting time for insurers "as they capitalise on innovative technologies to serve the needs of families and businesses."

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