A portrait of David Hynam.

David Hynam


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 Elliot

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.

A portrait of Philippa Fieldhouse.

Philippa Fieldhouse

General Manager, UK Health Services

Philippa is Health Services General Manager for Bupa UK. Previously, she has been Operations Director and General Manager at Bupa’s Cromwell Hospital. Prior to joining the Bupa Cromwell Hospital Philippa had 10 years of management experience within the NHS, in various services including, Paediatrics, Maternity, A&E, Cardiology and other medical specialties.

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David Leatherbarrow

Managing Director, Bupa Dental UK

Before Bupa acquired Oasis in March 2017, David had been at Oasis for 5 and a half years, initially as Chief Operating Officer. As Managing Director of Bupa Dental UK, he now leads the combined Oasis and Bupa dental businesses totalling over 420 practices. Bupa is the largest provider of private dentistry in the UK and a significant dental partner to the NHS. Prior to working in the dental sector, David held a number of roles in hospitality, including working for Esporta Health Clubs, Whitbread and Wetherspoons.

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Catherine Barton

Commercial and Finance Director

Catherine joined Bupa UK in 2015 as Commercial and Finance Director, with responsibility for the Finance, Legal, Risk, Actuarial, Tax, Property, Procurement and Operational Planning functions. Before this, 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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Simon Chrisp

General Manager, Marketing and Sales, UK

Simon became General Manager of Marketing and Sales of Bupa UK in April 2015. He joined Bupa in 2013 as Marketing Director for Health Funding and was previously Bupa UK’s Product and Propositions Director. Simon has held roles at Amex, Abbey National and Saga.

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Paula Franklin

Medical 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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Alison Gammon

Legal Director, UK

Alison became the Legal Director of Bupa UK in January 2015. She joined Bupa in 2013 as the Centre and IDM Legal Director where she advised on the acquisitions of LuxMed and Quality Healthcare. She was previously the International Legal Director at Legal & General and prior to that was a senior associate at Allen & Overy.

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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.

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Vivian Leinster

People and Change Director, UK

Vivian became People Director of Bupa UK in May 2014. Her role then evolved into People and Change Director in June 2015. She has previously held senior executive roles within BT’s global business, as HR Vice President of People, Organisation Development and Mergers and Acquisitions, as well as HR Vice President of Global Customer Service Operations.

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Charles Richardson

Strategy and Mergers and Acquisitions Director, UK

Charles has been at Bupa since 2002, and is currently the Strategy and M and A Director for the UK. Prior to that he held a number of senior roles in Centre Finance, most recently Director of Capital Management. Before joining Bupa, Charles was a manager in Arthur Andersen's international tax practice advising multi-national groups on cross-border financing and M and A transactions.

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Zoe Shapiro

Chief Risk Officer, UK

Zoe became Chief Risk Officer of Bupa UK in September 2014, with responsibility for the development of risk and compliance frameworks across the MU. Prior to this, she held senior roles at Prudential UK, including Director of Regulatory Compliance and Director of Enterprise Risk and Regulatory Liaison. Before moving into risk and compliance, she was a management consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton’s Operational Practice, and a mechanical engineer with ICI.

Rupert Gowrley

Rupert Gowrley

Acting Corporate Affairs Director, UK

Rupert is Acting Corporate Affairs Director while Helen Vaughan-Jones is on leave in 2017. He is responsible for media and external relations, internal communications, public affairs and corporate responsibility and sustainability in the UK. He also has responsibility for public affairs across the Bupa Group. He joined Bupa in 2014 and worked before that in public relations and public affairs consultancies, specialising in healthcare and other highly regulated sectors in the UK, EU and globally. He began his career as a commercial lawyer.

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