Chief Strategy and Development Officer appointed

04 July 2019 . International

Bupa announces the appointment of Les Carter as Chief Strategy and Development Officer, joining the Bupa Executive Team (BET) from December 2019.

Evelyn Bourke, Group CEO said: “I am delighted to announce Les Carter’s appointment. Les has deep expertise in PMI and iPMI and will play an important part in delivering our vision and growth ambitions as part of the Bupa Executive Team.”

Les Carter said: “I’m excited to be joining Bupa and look forward to helping the team deliver on its growth and development ambitions during a time of unprecedented opportunity in the healthcare sector.”

Notes to editor

About Les Carter: Les joins Bupa in December 2019. He was most recently VP and CFO of the International businesses of Aetna Inc, responsible for M&A and the strategic development of the division. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant with extensive international financial services experience with a particular focus on health insurance. Les began his career at KPMG and went on to work for UK and international private equity backed insurance ventures.



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About Bupa

Bupa's purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives and making a better world.

We are an international healthcare company serving over 31 million customers worldwide. 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 17.9m customers and contributes 72% of our revenue. In health provision, we operate clinics, dental centres and hospitals in some markets serving another 13.6m customers. We also care for around 20,000 residents in our aged care businesses in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Spain.

We directly employ around 84,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Chile, Poland, New Zealand, Hong Kong SAR, Turkey, Brazil, Mexico, the US, Middle East and Ireland. We also have associate businesses in Saudi Arabia and India.

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