Paul Bates

Chief Medical Officer, Australia and New Zealand

About Paul Bates

Paul is a passionate healthcare advocate who is strongly focused on improving outcomes for consumers in line with Bupa’s reputation as a healthcare leader.

Paul graduated from medicine with honours in 1985 and has practiced across a wide variety of fields, including paediatrics, obstetrics, accident and emergency, occupational medicine, surgery and sports medicine. Paul has a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD (France), and has held senior health leadership roles in Europe, Asia and the United States.

Prior to joining Bupa, Paul was the National Medical Director for Innovations at OptumHealth, one of the USA's largest health and wellness companies.

Throughout his career, Paul has developed a strong reputation for leading programs which improve healthcare quality and efficiency, help consumers make more informed healthcare decisions, and improve their engagement and knowledge of their condition.

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