Bupa announces the appointment of James Lenton as Group CFO

28 April 2021 .

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.

James Lenton

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.”


Notes to editor

Enquiries

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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.

For more information, visit www.bupa.com.

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