A portrait of David Hynam.

David Hynam

CEO, UK

David is CEO of Bupa UK. He joined Bupa in 2014 as Transformation Director in the UK, and as leader of health and dental clinics before becoming General Manager of Bupa’s UK Care Services business in 2015. He was previously Chief Operating Officer and UK CEO of Friends Life.

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Alex Perry

CEO of Bupa Insurance Ltd, and General Manager of UK Insurance

Alex is CEO of Bupa Insurance Ltd, and the General Manager of UK Insurance. He joined Bupa in 2008, leading the Clinics business, and has also been the Director of Health and Benefits Management for the UK Health Insurance business, where he was responsible for the healthcare that our customers receive. He was previously a Principal at Marakon Associates, the strategic advisory firm, and before that held a number of commercial roles at First Choice Holidays.

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Joan Elliott

General Manager, UK Care Services

Joan is General Manager of Bupa UK Care Services. Before this role, Joan has held a number of senior leadership positions in Bupa UK over the past 20 years, including Finance Director for Bupa Cromwell Hospital and Health Clinics, Interim UK Finance Director and Finance Director of UK Care Services.

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Wayne Close

General Manager, UK Health Services

Wayne Close was appointed General Manager for UK Health Services in October 2017. Prior to that he was Acting CEO of International Markets. He has 25 years experience at Bupa having joined in 1992. His roles include leading Bupa International (the precursor to Bupa Global), MD of Bupa Global North America, setting up and leading Bupa Saudi Arabia, and holding a number of CFO roles across Bupa including the former International Development Markets (IDM) MU. Wayne is a Qualified Accountant and a Chartered Director.

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Catherine Barton

General Manager, Bupa Dental UK

Catherine became General Manager of Bupa Dental Care in January 2018. Bupa Dental Care runs over 460 practices in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Catherine joined Bupa UK in 2015 as Commercial & Finance Director. Before that, she was a Partner at Ernst & Young LLP (EY) where she led EY’s Insurance Data and Analytics Solutions team and EY’s team delivering actuarial services to the UK and European retail markets. Catherine is a qualified actuary with considerable experience in the UK motor and household insurance markets. Before joining EY, Catherine was a Partner at Deloitte.

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Charles Richardson

Chief Financial Officer, Bupa UK

Charles became Chief Financial Officer, Bupa UK in January 2018. He has been at Bupa since 2002 and in his previous role he was Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions Director for Bupa in the UK, where he led the acquisition of Oasis Dental Care and the sale of part of our care homes business to HC-One. Prior to that, he held a number of senior roles in Bupa’s Centre Finance team. Before joining Bupa, Charles was a manager in Arthur Andersen's international tax practice advising multi-national groups on cross-border financing and M&A transactions.

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Paula Franklin

Medical and Risk Director, UK

Paula originally joined Bupa in 1996 and held a number of senior medical roles in both funding and provision businesses before leaving in 2009 to join Marie Stopes International where she was Global Medical Director. She returned to Bupa in April 2013 to take up the post of Medical Director of Bupa UK.

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Stuart Brown

General Counsel, UK

Stuart joined Bupa in February 2018 as General Counsel, UK. Stuart was formerly General Counsel and Company Secretary at Guardian Financial Services Holdings before that he was Group Legal Director at Friends Life plc. Stuart has also held senior legal counsel positions at Swiss Re (Admin Re UK) and GE Insurance Solutions. Stuart trained and qualified into the Corporate Insurance team at Clifford Chance.

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Miguel Larrucea

IS Director, UK

Miguel became CI Director of Bupa UK in January 2013. He joined Bupa in 2007 as CIO of Sanitas, Bupa’s Spanish and Latin America arm. He previously held several senior executive roles in United Technologies Corporation in Connecticut, US and has two MBAs in education from MIT and Madrid’s Instituto de Empresa.

Rupert Gowrley

Rupert Gowrley

Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions Director, UK

Rupert is Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions Director for Bupa UK. He joined Bupa in 2014, Rupert’s previous roles include Corporate Affairs Director for Bupa UK and Director of Public Affairs for the UK and the global Bupa Group. Before joining Bupa, Rupert worked in consultancies, specialising in health policy, advocacy and corporate communications and other highly regulated sectors in the UK, EU and globally. He began his career as a commercial lawyer.

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Tom Webber

People Director, UK

Tom is the People Director for Bupa UK. He joined Bupa in 2018, prior to that he was Transformation and Change Director at TalkTalk. He has held a number of senior Human Resources and Transformation roles in multiple sectors including manufacturing, supply chain and telecoms.

Sally Pain

Corporate Affairs Director, UK

Sally is Corporate Affairs Director, responsible for media and external relations, internal communications, public affairs and corporate responsibility and sustainability in the UK. Sally joined Bupa in 2014 as External Relations Director for UK and Group. Prior to this Sally has held various Corporate Communications and consulting roles.

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