Bupa strengthens its commitment to gender equality

11 July 2018 . United Kingdom

Bupa is proud to announce it has strengthened its commitment to gender balance by becoming a signatory of the UK Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter.
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With women currently making up 50% of its board and 41% of its executive team, Bupa has a strong culture in employing women at all levels. By signing the Charter, Bupa has pledged to continue to promote gender diversity on an ongoing basis and report the progress made.

The Charter reflects the government’s aspiration to see gender balance at all levels across financial services firms, and follows a review into the representation of women in senior management in financial services, led by Jayne-Anne Gadhia, CEO of Virgin Money.

Joy Linton, Bupa Chief Financial Officer, said: “I’m delighted we have signed the Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter which strengthens our commitment to gender balance. As the Charter says, a balanced workforce is good for business, for customers and our people. I’m proud that Bupa continues to champion gender diversity, and that we lead by example – with a good gender balance at both executive and board level.”

Nigel Sullivan, Bupa Chief People Officer, said: “We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive organisation at all levels, and signing the Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter will help us focus our efforts to do more. We are already proud supporters of The 30% Club, and have surpassed Lord Davies’s recommendations of 33% female representation on boards for three years running. And while I’m proud of what we’re doing, we will not become complacent. We will keep moving forward.”

About Bupa

Bupa's purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives.

With no shareholders, our customers are our focus. We reinvest profits into providing more and better healthcare for the benefit of current and future customers.

Health insurance accounts for the major part of our business with 16.7m customers and contributes around 75% of revenue. We operate clinics, dental centres and hospitals in some markets, with around 15m customers. We care for around 22,300 residents in our UK, Australia, New Zealand and Spain aged care businesses.

We directly employ around 80,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, Chile, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Turkey, the US, Brazil, the Middle East and Ireland. We also have associate businesses in Saudi Arabia and India.

For more information, visit www.bupa.com.