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Governance

Strong governance and risk management are key.

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The Board is responsible for the long-term success and sustainability of Bupa for the benefit of its customers, now and in the future. It does this by providing clear leadership in setting strategy and risk appetite and by overseeing management’s implementation of strategy within a prudent and effective governance structure and ensuring that Bupa’s culture is aligned to our purpose, values and strategy.

Find out more about each of the Board members below.

Roger Davis

Chairman

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Roger Davis

Chairman

Appointed :
2015 and as Chairman in 2019

“I am proud to be Bupa’s Chairman at this pivotal time as it executes its new strategy and refreshed purpose. My international mindset and extensive business experience gained through my wide-ranging executive career in financial services has provided me with commercial experience in international businesses, as well as a good understanding of risk management and regulatory requirements. This experience was gained through a variety of executive roles at Robert Fleming (in equity sales, corporate broking, and investment banking) and Barclays plc culminating with my appointment as an executive director and Head of UK Banking. I also bring previous non-executive and chairman experience through my former appointment as chairman of Sainsbury’s Bank and a non-executive director of Experian plc where I also chaired the remuneration committee, and my current external appointments. I also lead on engaging with our employees within the UK.”

External appointments : Chairman of Global RadioData Communications and Future for Heroes.

Iñaki Ereño

Group Chief Executive Officer

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Iñaki Ereño

Group Chief Executive Officer

Appointed:
2021

“I am passionate about Bupa’s purpose, and it is an honour to be entrusted with the opportunity to lead Bupa on the road ahead. I was delighted to have been appointed Group CEO following joining Bupa in 2005. My deep knowledge of Bupa from my past roles including CEO of Sanitas and of Bupa’s ELA Market Unit puts me in a strong position to help drive Bupa to achieve its ambition to be the world’s most customer-centric healthcare company. Previously, I held senior positions at the Telefonica Group and Carrefour as well as founding an online start-up. I hold a degree in Law and an MBA from IESE Business School.”

External appointments : None.

James Lenton

Group Chief Financial Officer

James Lenton

Group Chief Financial Officer

Appointed:
2021

“Bupa’s purpose resonates with me, and I was delighted to join Bupa at an exciting time in its journey. Before joining Bupa, I was chief financial officer of Hammerson plc, a FTSE 250 owner and manager of properties with a European portfolio. Prior to that, I was both chief financial officer and a board member of AIG’s European Group. Earlier in my career I was a partner at EY providing a range of assurance and advisory services including M&A, financing and external audit to clients, including FTSE 100 companies and financial services groups. These roles have given me experience of driving transformation and the ability to identify and focus on key activities to improve performance.”

External appointments : None.

Paul Evans

Senior Independent Director

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Paul Evans

Senior Independent Director

Appointed:
2018

“I bring health insurance expertise to the Board from various senior roles over 17 years at AXA culminating in being group chief executive officer of AXA’s global Life, Savings and Health businesses. I am also a chartered accountant and spent 13 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. This, together with my current non-executive roles, enables me to provide challenge to management and has given me considerable experience of strategy, risk management and solvency issues. I am also currently a non-executive director of Bupa’s UK insurance regulated subsidiaries and chair their audit committee and am a member of their risk committee. This deepens my knowledge of the business and gives the Board stronger oversight of this business. I am also a former chairman of the Association of British Insurers.”

External appointments : Chairman of Allianz Holdings plc, Anorak Technologies Group Limited and the board of trustees of Youth@Heart. Non-executive director of Swiss Re Europe SA and Swiss Re International SE.

Gunjan Bhow

Non-Executive Director

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Gunjan Bhow

Non-Executive Director

Appointed:
2022

“Throughout my career spanning three decades, I have had the privilege of being at the forefront of digital innovation at companies such as Amazon and Microsoft, as well as digital transformation of global iconic brands such as Disney and Walgreens Boots Alliance. I also bring non-executive experience working with management boards to build agile cultures and help advance the organization on DEI and ESG.

At The Walt Disney Company, I led the digital transformation, bringing it closer to the consumer by leading initiatives around data, artificial intelligence, commerce and digital marketing. Prior to Disney, as General Manager of digital products at Amazon, I led, among other things the speech engine behind Amazon Echo, the breakthrough user experience in digital assistants and led the various teams developing the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, the fastest selling product in Amazon’s history.  Most recently, I was Global Chief Digital Officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance leading their digital transformation.

I am looking forward to bringing my experience of digital disruption and transformation to Bupa.”

External appointments : Non-executive director on the BBC Commercial board and on the boards of several US based organisations including The Child Mind Institute (New York- and California-based, non-profit dedicated to improving children’s mental health), Recreational Equipment, Inc (Washington, leading retailer of outdoor equipment and services), Wideopenwest, Inc (Colorado, America’s sixth largest provider of broadband, voice and video services) and One Call Care Management, Inc (Florida, leader in workers’ compensation and ancillary services for Medicare and Medicaid).

Sally Clark

Non-Executive Director

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Sally Clark

Non-Executive Director

Appointed:
2022

“I have over 30 years’ experience in internal audit and risk management in financial services from my time at JPMorgan and RBS and, most recently, from being Chief Internal Auditor at Barclays. I was also the executive sponsor of Barclays’ wellbeing agenda.

I have non-executive experience in financial services from my current role at Citigroup Global Markets Limited and from my previous role at Metro Bank plc. I also bring a RegTech perspective from my non-executive roles at Acin and KORE.

I am a fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management, and am an executive coach and leadership advisor. I was previously Deputy President and a Council Member of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors."

External appointments : Non-executive director and chair of the audit committee at Citigroup Global Markets Limited, non-executive director of Acin Limited (data standards firm for non-financial risk and controls) and KORE Limited (provider of digital tools for creating, managing and monitoring financial products). On the advisory board of Career Masterclass (a platform to accelerate career growth for Black, Asian and ethnically-diverse professionals). Executive coach and leadership advisory through Pelham Street Coaching and my own coaching business.

Michael Hawker AM

Non-Executive Director

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Michael Hawker AM

Non-Executive Director

Appointed:
2019

“I bring considerable, international, knowledge and experience of financial services and risk management gained over more than 35 years in the banking and insurance industries, in both executive (Insurance Australia Group, Westpac Banking Corporation and Citibank) and non-executive (Macquarie Group Limited and Aviva plc) roles in Europe, Asia and Australia. I am also a non-executive director and deputy chairman of Bupa’s Australia and New Zealand business and am a member of its risk committee. This gives me in-depth knowledge of the business. I am also excited to be the Board’s designated Director to engage with employees within Australia and New Zealand.”

External appointments : Non-executive director of the ASX100 listed companies Westpac Banking Corporation (chair of technology committee) and senior independent director of Washington H Soul Pattinson Pty and Company Ltd. Non-Executive Director of Allianz Australia.  Non-executive director of a number of non-profit organisations including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney and Jawun which supports indigenous and rural communities in Australia to establish self-management. Awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for services to the community in 2010.

Pia Heidenmark Cook

Non-Executive Director

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Pia Heidenmark Cook

Non-Executive Director

Appointed:
2022

“I bring considerable corporate ESG and sustainability expertise, as well as innovation and transformation experience, gained from over 25 years leading sustainability strategies in large corporates, as well as managing large multi-national teams. In the past 10 years at IKEA, I was Head of Sustainability, Retail & Expansion, and the last 5 years IKEA’s Chief Sustainability Officer with responsibility for leading and driving sustainability across the Group.

I am looking forward to bringing my experience to the Bupa Board, as well as to the Sustainability Committee and its oversight of Bupa’s Sustainability Policy.”

External appointments : Non-executive director of Origin Materials Inc (in the US) and Max Burgers AB (in Sweden). Member of the Advisory Board and senior advisor to the CEO of The DO (Germany). Member of the Advisory Board of the Boards Impact Forum, the Nordic chapter of the Climate Governance Initiative, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, and a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance (in the UK).

Cath Keers

Non-Executive Director

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Cath Keers

Non-Executive Director

Appointed:
2019

“I bring useful digital consumer expertise to the Bupa Board, with over three decades of professional and leadership experience across the retail, consumer, digital and technology sectors for both small, scale-up businesses such as Trusted Housesitters Group Limited and Ustwo Limited, to large listed businesses including my current role as chief marketing officer of Sage Group plc. Previously, I was chair of Tesco Mobile Limited, chief marketing officer at Telefonica O2 Holdings Limited and a non-executive director of The Sage Group plc, Royal Mail plc, Home Retail Group Limited, Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society Limited and Telefonica Europe. I was also a non-executive director and chairman of the remuneration committee of Funding Circle Holdings plc, Home Retail Group Limited and Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society Limited. I was also a member of the remuneration committee while a non-executive director of The Sage Group plc.”

External appointments : Chief marketing officer of The Sage Group plc. Chairman of Ustwo Limited and Trustedhousesitters Group Limited.

Matías Rodríguez Inciarte

Non-Executive Director

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Matías Rodríguez Inciarte

Non-Executive Director

Appointed:
2019

“I bring significant experience of Spanish financial services, risk management and government to the Board. I am currently chairman of Sanitas S.A. de Seguros, Bupa’s Spanish health insurance business, and a member of its audit and risk committees. My early career included roles in the Spanish civil service and as a Minister in the Spanish Government. I then held several executive roles at Banco Santander SA including executive vice president and chief financial officer, and vice chairman and head of risk management. The Board’s Nomination & Governance Committee has asked me to lead on engagement with our employees in Spain which I am looking forward to.”

External appointments : Chairman of Union de Creditos Inmobiliarios, S.A., E.F.C., a non-executive director of Financiera El Corte Ingles E.F.C., S.A., both credit institutions, and an independent director of Financiera Ponferrada SA Sicav, a Spanish investment fund. Head of Santander Universities, a Department of Banco Santander in charge of Santander’s Program with Universities.

Professor Melvin Samsom

Non-Executive Director

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Professor Melvin Samsom

Non-Executive Director

Appointed:
2019

“I bring substantial clinical and management experience from my career in gastroenterology as both a consultant and researcher and more recently as a hospital chief executive. I was previously the director of health, wellbeing and biotech, and a member of the executive board of Neom, a proposed new, futuristic city in Saudi Arabia. In my current roles as an international adviser and board member in Saudi Arabia, I have been focusing on the design and transformation of a public healthcare system at country level. These, together with my previous roles, which have included chairman of the Supervisory Board of Stockholm Care AB, a Supervisory Board member for TIAS School for Business and Society, chief medical officer and latterly chief executive of Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands and chief executive of Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden, have given me valuable experience of clinical risk management, strategy and effecting cultural change.”

External appointments : Senior international adviser for the Health Holding Company of the Ministry of Health and member of the boards of the Eastern Health Cluster, the Jeddah Health Cluster and the Al-Jouf Health Cluster in Saudi Arabia.

Caroline Silver

Non-Executive Director

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Caroline Silver

Non-Executive Director

Appointed:
2017

“I bring over 30 years of experience in international investment banking, most recently as managing director and partner of Moelis & Company. A chartered accountant, I previously held senior corporate finance and M&A roles at Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch. I bring a wealth of international experience, especially within African markets and bring strategy, regulatory and risk management experience to the Board.”

External appointments : Chair of PZ Cussons plc and chair of its nomination and ESG committees. Director of Intercontinental Exchange Inc and chair of its subsidiary, ICE Clear Europe Limited. Advisory partner at Moelis & Company.

Colin Campbell

Group Company Secretary

Colin Campbell

Group Company Secretary

Colin was appointed Group Company Secretary of Bupa in July 2019.

He was formerly Group Company Secretary at Old Mutual plc, the international financial services group, where he held senior corporate governance and legal roles for over eight years. Prior to that, he worked in the Group General Counsel's Office of Barclays plc and was a corporate lawyer at Herbert Smith Freehills.

Committee Key

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    Remuneration

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    Board Sustainability