We are today announcing that James Lenton will become Bupa’s new Group Chief Financial Officer, subject to regulatory approval. In his previous role, James was CFO of Hammerson plc, a FTSE 250 owner and manager of properties with a European portfolio. James will join Bupa later this year, and Martin Potkins will continue as Interim CFO until then.
Prior to Hammerson, James was both CFO, and a board member of AIG’s European Group, a position he held for four years, delivering new profitability and financing strategies. Earlier in his career he was a Partner at EY providing a range of assurance and advisory services including M&A, financing and external audit. His clients included FTSE 100 companies and financial services groups.
Iñaki Ereño, Group CEO, Bupa said: “I’m very pleased to welcome James to Bupa later in 2021. He brings a diverse range of experiences to the role, including an excellent track record of managing complex organisations through periods of transformation.”
James said: “I’m delighted to be joining Bupa at this exciting time in its journey, and I look forward to supporting Iñaki to position the organisation for continued success in the future.”