Bupa UK welcomes Catherine Barton as Finance and Commercial Director

09 July 2015
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Bupa UK has appointed Catherine Barton as Finance and Commercial Director.

In her new role Barton will lead Bupa’s UK Finance, Legal, Risk and Actuarial teams and will be a member of both the Bupa UK Executive Team and the Finance and Governance Executive Team.

Barton joins from Ernst & Young LLP where she is currently a Partner, leading the company’s Insurance Data and Analytic Solutions team and Ernst & Young’s team delivering actuarial services to the UK and European retail markets.

Barton is a qualified actuary with extensive experience across the UK insurance markets. She has advised many companies on key issues including Solvency II, transactions, business change programmes and regulatory investigations.

Richard Bowden, Managing Director for Bupa UK said:

“I’m delighted to have Catherine join our UK leadership team. Catherine brings exceptional experience and knowledge which will be invaluable as we continue to drive for growth, focusing on transforming our business to meet the changing healthcare needs of the UK.”

Barton will join Bupa UK later this year. Before joining Ernst & Young Catherine worked at Deloitte becoming a Partner at the company in 2005, and prior to this worked at the actuarial firm, Bacon & Woodrow.

About Bupa

Bupa's purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives.

At Bupa, we have no shareholders. Our priority is looking after you... through our care homes, health insurance, health centres and dental centres. Bupa. Our focus is your health.

We have 15.7 million health insurance customers, provide healthcare to around 14.5 million people in our clinics and hospitals, and look after over 23,000 aged care residents.

We directly employ around 80,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, Chile, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the USA, Brazil, the Middle East and Ireland, and many more through our associate businesses in Saudi Arabia and India.

Health insurance is around 73% 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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