Bupa CEOs recognised amongst the top global women in business champions

20 September 2018 . United Kingdom

Bupa’s Group CEO Evelyn Bourke and UK CEO David Hynam have been celebrated as champions of women in business in the 2018 Financial Times and HERoes list.
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Evelyn is one of the top 20 global leaders in the FT & HERoes 100 Female Executives category published today (Thursday), and David, who was also recognised in last year’s list, is named in the 50 Male Executives category. The first FT & HERoes Champions of Women in Business list was published in 2017, celebrating leaders – male and female – who are committed to driving workplace gender equality.

Bupa and Bupa UK are named amongst companies including Virgin Money, KPMG, Unilever, IBM and HSBC.

Evelyn Bourke, Bupa Group CEO, said: “I feel truly honoured to be named amongst these inspiring global leaders. It is my personal mission to ensure talented women continue to take on key roles across Bupa, particularly general management roles where women are typically less represented. I strongly believe that championing diversity and inclusion – which includes female representation – not only makes business sense, it makes common sense. It enables everyone to bring their best self to work, and not doing so would be a shocking waste of talent.”

David Hynam, Bupa UK CEO, said: “It’s a huge honour to be recognised for a second year running. Throughout my career I’ve been surrounded by strong leaders who’ve created a positive working culture, and I’m keen to do the same - it helps our business to attract and retain the best talent. I am very proud that over three quarters of our UK employees and half of my senior leadership team are women. At Bupa, we offer people of all genders the same growth and development opportunities within a positive, open and inclusive environment.”

Read Evelyn's blog: Why I champion women in business.

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 15.7m customers and contributes over 70% of revenue. We operate clinics, dental centres and hospitals in some markets, with 15m customers. We care for around 23,000 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.