About Bupa

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Our
Purpose

Bupa’s purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives and making a better world. We do this by providing a broad range of healthcare services, support and advice to people throughout their lives. People are at the heart of everything we do. Together, we make health happen.

We don't have shareholders at Bupa, which means we're free to invest our profits where they matter: our patients, our facilities, our research, and you.

Every company needs an ethos, and we're no different. Through good days and challenging times, we always work with our values in mind. These are: Brave - Make new possibilities happen. Caring - Act with empathy and respect. Responsible - Own your decisions and actions.

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Our
journey

Bupa was created on 3 April 1947 with its purpose ‘to prevent, relieve and cure sickness and ill-health of every kind’, combining a caring ethos with freedom of choice.

Before we became Bupa as you know it today, we offered the UK's first major company health insurance scheme. Our logo - a shield - symbolised protection and defence against illness. By 1955, over 200,000 members were relying on Bupa to keep them in good health.

1950s

By 1967 we'd invested in our first computer. This was no small feat - the computer occupied two floors and eventually took over the entire head office building in Essex Street, London.

1960s

With the 1970s came a huge advance in healthcare. We opened the UK's first health screening centre in 1974, assessing 7,500 people that year. 1974 also saw the launch of our first TV ad. In 1979, the Bupa Medical Foundation was created.

1970s

In 1982, we launched Bupa International and became Europe's largest health screening provider. We also opened Bupa Health in the (then new)  Milton Keynes: a care home with 36 rooms and round-the-clock support.

1980s

The 1990s saw us go truly global. We covered 170 countries and settled claims in 84 currencies. We also acquired Barbican Healthcare, which saw us branch into dental care for the first time.

1990s

Always ahead of the time, we launched Bupa Wellness in 1999, which focused on a progressive and holistic approach to health. By the mid-2000s, 40 Bupa Wellness Clinics had been opened.

2000s

Today, we're a major international healthcare company. Across 170 countries, we serve 16.7 million health insurance customers, 15 million patients in our clinics, centres and hospitals, and look after 22,3000 residents in our care homes.

2010s

Looking to the future.


As a healthcare insurer, planning for the future is in our DNA. As our customers’ needs evolve, so does our care, and we’re always investing in new services and technology.

At the heart of Bupa is a fantastic, dedicated team. We look after our people through benefits, training, and a supportive environment, and because of that, we’re somewhere that people stay.

Healthy Planet
Healthy People

Every company has a responsibility to the planet. And as a healthcare provider, we know how important a safe, pollution-free environment is.

So like governments, NGOs and organisations around the world, Bupa is making climate action a priority. 

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Giving back
matters

As a charity, giving back is what gives us purpose. And as a health service, we have a duty of care to everyone in our local community.

The Bupa Foundation was set up to provide practical help for young people while improving their mental wellbeing. In partnership with the charities Mind and Career Ready, The Bupa Foundation provides students with employability masterclasses, workplace visits and internships. 

Leading

the way.

Our emphasis on care and compassion goes all the way to the top. Find out more about our Bupa Global and UK leadership team by clicking on each photo. For information about the Bupa executive team, click here.

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Carlos is accountable for Bupa’s UK businesses and a number of Bupa Global international health insurance businesses. Prior to this role, Carlos was General Manager for Bupa Chile.

Carlos Jaureguizar
CEO, Bupa Global & UK
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With more than 25 years working at Bupa UK, Rebecca was previously Operations Director for Bupa UK Care Services, a role which she held for seven years, and now oversees our network of over 130 care homes and villages. 

Rebecca Pearson
General Manager, UK Care Services
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Richard is an experienced leader in financial services. He joined Bupa in 2018 as Product and Proposition Director for Bupa UK Insurance, becoming General Manager for Bupa UK Insurance’s Consumer division in 2021. Previous to Bupa, he held senior roles at Lloyds Banking Group and NatWest. 

Richard Washington
Interim General Manager, Bupa Insurance Ltd
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Anthony re-joined, having previously been with Bupa for over 20 years in a number of roles, including as Managing Director. He has broad experience of medical insurance businesses across a range of international markets, and formerly held the role of CEO - Global Solutions at United Healthcare Global.

Anthony Cabrelli
Managing Director, Bupa Global
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Sarah was Managing Director of Bupa Health Clinics overseeing all Health Clinics and Wellbeing Support Services across the UK, a position that she held for 3 years before becoming Interim General Manager for Health Services.

Sarah Melia
General Manager, Health Services
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Mark has been with Bupa since 2017 and was previously the General Manager for Business and Specialist Products in Bupa's UK Insurance business. He has held numerous roles in insurance for more than 23 years.

Mark Allan
General Manager, Bupa Dental Care
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Tom 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.

Tom Hoosen-Webber
Chief People & Procurement Officer, Bupa Global & UK
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Siobhan re-joined Bupa in February 2022 as CFO of Bupa Global & UK having previously been Finance Director of Bupa ‘s UK Insurance business. Prior to that, Siobhan was Finance Director at Resolution Life Group a global life insurance group. 

Siobhan Moynihan
CFO, Bupa Global & UK
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James joined Bupa in 2018 and has held CRO positions for our international and UK market units. James has a finance and insurance background and is a qualified accountant.

James O'Reilly
Chief Risk & Sustainability Officer, Bupa Global & UK
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Rob joined Bupa in 2013 and has held several leadership roles within the organisation across Digital, Customer Experience and Product Management.

Rob Edmundson
Chief Transformation & Operating Officer, Bupa Global & UK
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Stuart joined Bupa in February 2018. He was formerly General Counsel and Company Secretary at Guardian Financial Services Holdings. Stuart trained and qualified with the Corporate Insurance team at Clifford Chance.

Stuart Brown
General Counsel, Bupa Global & UK
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Mark joined Bupa in July 2019 as Group Chief Information Officer. He is accountable for Bupa’s technology agenda across the Bupa Group globally and the Bupa Global & UK Market Unit. During 2021, his role also included leading Bupa’s transformation agenda globally - a key part of Bupa’s new strategy.

Mark Glenn
Chief Information Officer, Bupa Global & UK

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