Expanded role for Austin at Cigna

Global health services company Cigna has announced an expanded role for Phil Austin as CEO for Europe. Phil, as part of the leadership team for international health solutions, will have responsibility for leading the company’s strategic market development in Europe, in the hope of driving growth. He will report to Howard Gough, CEO for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Phil has been with Cigna since 2002, when he joined as Partnership Director for the company’s UK healthcare benefits business. He has held a number of leadership roles since then, including Managing Director for Cigna’s domestic healthcare businesses in the UK and Spain.
“Europe is a very important market for Cigna,” said Howard, “as it is for our clients, customers, broker and provider partners. We have a strong foundation of scale, service excellence and innovation to build on. As such, deploying one of our top talents to the region was a critical and deliberate strategic move, and Phil brings a depth of experience from not only within Cigna but through his many years leading the way in the health insurance industry as a whole. I am excited that Phil will lead our European businesses through the next phase of growth, enabling all our customers and clients to benefit from our industry leading global capabilities, as well as our deep rooted local expertise.”