The OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd. board of directors announced Wednesday that it has elected Patrick A. Thiele as a class II director.

Thiele’s insurance career spans more than 30 years in the property/casualty business. He served as CEO of PartnerRe Ltd. for 10 years, retiring in 2010. While at PartnerRe he oversaw its transition to a well-diversified, global reinsurance company.

Previously, Thiele held executive roles at CGU (now Aviva) and at The St. Paul Cos., where he held a broad range of responsibilities, including CEO of Worldwide Insurance Operations.

Thiele, 63, began his career in 1975 as a securities analyst with the National Bank of Detroit.

Source: OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd.