Cigna has appointed Phil Austin as CEO Europe as part of an expanded role and a restructured European team.

Part of the international health solutions leadership team, Austin will lead the global health services’ strategic market development for growth in Europe.

He joined Cigna in 2002 as partnership director for the UK healthcare benefits business, where he held a number of leadership roles, and led the growth of its Global Individual Private Medical Insurance business before becoming managing director for the UK healthcare business in 2015.

Most recently, Austin managed the development of Cigna Virtual Health, a digital health solutions app for UK employers.

He will continue to report to Howard Gough, CEO for Europe, Middle East and Africa.