CEO, Bupa Global & UK
Carlos became CEO of Bupa Global and UK, subject to regulatory approval, on 1 April 2021. In this role, he is accountable for Bupa’s UK businesses and a number of Bupa Global international health insurance businesses.
Carlos joined Bupa’s business in Spain, Sanitas, in 2006. He was Strategy Director and then CFO of Bupa’s Europe and Latin America Market Unit. He became General Manager for Bupa Chile in 2018.
CEO, Bupa Insurance Ltd
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.
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.
General Manager for 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.
General Manager, Bupa Dental Care
Gabriela became General Manager of Bupa Dental Care in November 2018. Since joining Bupa in 2003 she has held a number of senior roles in the Sanitas business, including Strategy Director, CFO and General Manager of Sanitas Dental. In January 2017 she was appointed Chief Strategy Officer. Gabriela started her career as a strategy consultant at McKinsey and Company.
CFO, Bupa Global & 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.
Chief Medical Officer, Bupa Group & Chief Medical and Risk Officer, Bupa Global & 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.
General Counsel, BGUK
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.
IS Director, Bupa Global & 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.
Transformation and Marketing Director BGUK
Rob was appointed Transformation and Marketing Director in January 2018. He joined Bupa in 2013 and has held several leadership roles within the organisation across Digital, Customer Experience and Product Management. Rob previously worked for Vodafone where he held several global commercial and customer roles. He started his career as a business consultant with Accenture.
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.
Corporate Affairs Director, Bupa Global & 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.
Managing Director of Bupa Global & CEO of GeoBlue
Sheldon joined Bupa in December 2015 and is Managing Director of Bupa Global, as well as CEO of GeoBlue which is part of Bupa Global and is our joint venture in North America with the Blue Cross Blue Shield organisation. Prior to joining Bupa Global he had an 18 year career with the Cigna Corporation based initially in Europe and then North America where he held a number of senior leadership positions in the Cigna Global Health Benefits business.