New chairman takes the helm at Bupa Australia and New Zealand

New chairman takes the helm at Bupa Australia and New Zealand | Insurance Business

New chairman takes the helm at Bupa Australia and New Zealand

Health insurer Bupa has announced the appointment of a new chairman for its Australia and New Zealand business.

Bryan Mogridge was appointed chairman of Bupa Australia and New Zealand, following the resignation of Nicola Roxon, who departs the company after serving for five years, first as a non-executive director and then as chairman.

Mogridge “knows Bupa well having been a non-executive director of Bupa Australia and New Zealand since 2013 and chairman of Bupa Care Services New Zealand and its predecessor from 1998-2015,” said Roger Davis, chairman of the Bupa Group. “He brings substantial experience having served on the boards of both private and public companies, in Australia and New Zealand, and as a distinguished business leader over many years.”

“I look forward to working with Hisham El-Ansary as chief executive officer and the team to pursue Bupa’s purpose of helping people live ‘longer, healthier, happier lives’,” Mogridge said.

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Davis also thanked Roxon for her significant contribution to the company for the past five years.

“We have greatly valued her unique insights, skills, and experience and her deep understanding of the health and community services sector,” Davis said. “We sincerely thank her for her significant contribution to Bupa and wish her every success.”

Bupa also announced Michael Hawker’s appointment as the deputy chairman of the Bupa Australia and New Zealand board. Hawker joined the Bupa ANZ board in April as a non-executive director and is also a member of the Bupa Group board.