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New Zealand CEO appointed to international role

New Zealand CEO appointed to international role

Gail Costa, Chief Executive Officer of Cigna New Zealand, has been appointed to a new role as CEO for Developed and Developing Markets with Cigna International.

Gail will be responsible for the overall management, growth and profitability of Cigna’s developed and developing markets including Hong Kong, Taiwan, New Zealand, UK and Turkey, along with the management of Cigna’s individual private medical insurance business and the continued roll out of travel insurance across the organisation globally.

Gail will be taking up her new role on 1 February, initially based in Wellington, until a new CEO for the New Zealand business is appointed. Following this, Gail will relocate to Hong Kong.

Jason Sadler, Cigna International’s President of Global Individual Health, Life & Accident, said “Under Gail’s leadership, the New Zealand business is consistently achieving double digit earnings growth and is regarded as one of Cigna’s strongest Health, Life & Accident businesses”.

Gail is a member of the Chartered Institute of Accountants, and holds a Bachelors degree in Commerce and Administration with majors in Accountancy and Commercial Law.


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