The Hartford has elected Greig Woodring and Steve McGill to the company’s Board of Directors to succeed Charlie Strauss and Patrick Swygert, who will not stand for re-election in May 2018 upon reaching mandatory retirement age.
The appointments are effective from December 20th, 2017.
The Hartford’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Christopher Swift, said; “On behalf of all the directors and the management of The Hartford, I want to thank Charlie and Pat for their stellar commitment to representing the company’s shareholders during their tenures as directors.”
“Greig and Steve are exceptional leaders, with deep understanding of our industry and business and what it takes to succeed in the marketplace. Both Greig and Steve will contribute to the board’s success in creating long-term shareholder value, and I look forward to working closely with them.”
Director Charlie Strauss, Chair of the Board’s Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee, added; “In an effort to be proactive and responsive to the general trend among shareholders seeking more industry expertise on boards, we are pleased to welcome Greig and Steve, who bring outstanding insurance industry experience to our board.”
Woodring served as President and CEO of Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) from 1993 until his retirement in December 2016. During his tenure, RGA grew to become one of the world’s leading life reinsurers, with annual revenues of more than $10 billion.
McGill retired in January 2017 as Group President of Aon and Chairman and CEO of the Risk Solutions business segment, which was comprised of Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management advisory and insurance brokerage firm, and Aon Benfield, the reinsurance brokerage arm.
McGill was a founding trustee of Find A Better Way, a charity focused on improving the lives and communities affected by landmines.
He serves on the International Advisory Board of British American Business, and is past president of the Insurance Institute of London.
In 2014, McGill was awarded a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition for his exceptional service to the insurance industry and also for humanitarian services.