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.
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.