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Insurance moves: Cigna appoints director; Navigators exec joins Brit

S&P Global Market Intelligence presents a daily roundup of management and board changes in the insurance industry. This feature excludes C-level leadership changes and stories previously covered by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Managed care

Cigna Corp. appointed Mark McClellan to its board.

McClellan will take over Dec. 1, unless Cigna's acquisition of Express Scripts Holding Co. closes prior to that date, in which case he will join the board of the combined company upon the deal's closing.

McClellan has served as the director of the Robert J. Margolis, MD Center for Health Policy at Duke University since 2015.

Multiline

Siegtraund Teh Siew Foong resigned from Tune Protect Group Bhd. as director.

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Brit Ltd. announced the appointment of Mark Richards as senior vice president of general liability for Brit Global Specialty USA.

Richards served as president of primary casualty division at Navigators Group Inc.

Property and casualty

Navigators Insurance Co. promoted Joe Savarese to president of U.S. specialty primary casualty, Insurance Journal reported.

The Navigators Group subsidiary also promoted William Vaughn to chief underwriting officer of the division.

Savarese previously led Navigators' primary casualty business for the Northeast and Midwest regions, while Vaughn was in charge of the West Coast region.

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MS Amlin PLC's lead underwriter for North American property reinsurance, Greg Roberts, is set to leave the company, The Insurance Insider reported.

It is unclear when his resignation will take effect, according to the report.

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Fidelis Insurance hired Jonathan Creagh-Coen as head of strategic relationships.

He served as head of investor relations and marketing at Lancashire.

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State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. will lay off 136 workers at the end of August, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported, citing a notice the company sent to the state of Missouri.

Most of the affected employees are bank business analysts and consumer loan credit analysts, according to the report.

State Farm also reportedly continued removing information technology positions from its Bloomington, Ill., office, where it plans to eliminate about 900 jobs.