Bupa appoints Simon Blair and Janet Voûte as Board Directors

12 January 2016
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Bupa, the international healthcare group, today announces the appointment of Simon Blair and Janet Voûte to its Board as non-executive directors.

Simon joins the Board following an extensive career in Australia and New Zealand, a key market for Bupa. Most recently, Simon was Group Executive International Financial Services for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Prior to this, his roles included Chief Operating Officer at Australian health insurer, Medibank, Lead Health Specialist for the World Bank, and CEO of Australia’s largest public hospital group. Simon also holds a number of other non-executive positions.

Janet is currently Global Head of Public Affairs at Nestlé SA and Chairman of the Creating Shared Value Council focusing on nutrition, water and rural development. Previously she served as Partnership Advisor at the World Health Organisation in the area of non-communicable diseases and mental health. Janet also spent eight years as the CEO of the World Heart Federation. Her early career was in management consulting including at The Boston Consulting Group and Bain & Company, where her final position was Vice President and Partner.

Lord Leitch, Chairman of Bupa, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Simon and Janet to the Board. Their international experience and understanding of the insurance and healthcare sectors complements the skill-set of existing Board members. We look forward to benefitting from their expertise as we seek to make a positive impact on the health of millions more people around the world."

Simon and Janet will join the Bupa Board on 12 January 2016.


For further information contact
Hannah Northern, Corporate Communications Manager, Bupa
+44 (0)20 7656 2176 hannah.northern@bupa.com

Available on request

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.

We have 15.5m health insurance customers, provide healthcare to over 14.5m people in our clinics and hospitals, and look after over 22,000 aged care residents.

We employ over 78,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, Chile, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the USA, Brazil, the Middle East and Ireland. We also have associate businesses in Saudi Arabia and India.

Health insurance is around 70% of our business. In a number of countries, we also run clinics, dental centres, hospitals and care homes and villages.

For more information, visit www.bupa.com.

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