Bupa appoints Michael Hawker as a Non-Executive Director


Bupa today announces the appointment of Michael Hawker as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 April 2019.

Michael brings extensive knowledge and experience of financial services over a long career in the banking and insurance industries, in both executive and non-executive roles, in Europe, Asia and Australia.

He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Macquarie Group Ltd, Macquarie Bank Ltd and Washington H Soul Pattinson Pty and Company Ltd. Michael has also served as a Non-Executive Director of Aviva plc’s Board since 2010 and is Chairman of their Risk Committee. He will be retiring from the Aviva Board with effect from 31 March 2019.

Michael will also join the Boards of Bupa’s key subsidiaries in Australia as a Non-Executive Director from 1 April 2019.

Roger Davis, Chairman of Bupa said: “We are delighted to welcome Michael to the Board and look forward to working with him. He brings valuable experience of financial services from across the world, particularly in Australia, Bupa’s largest market.”

For more information contact:


Rupert Gowrley (+44 (0) 7834 624675), Mar Soro +44 (0)7860 735902 (Corporate Affairs)


Gareth Evans (Treasury): +44 (0) 20 3314 1708


About Bupa

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

With no shareholders, our customers are our focus. We reinvest profits into providing more and better healthcare for the benefit of current and future customers.

We serve 15.5m health insurance customers, provide healthcare to over 14.5m people in our clinics and hospitals and look after over 22,000 aged care residents.

We directly employ over 78,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, Chile, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the USA, Brazil, the Middle East and Ireland. We also have associate businesses in Saudi Arabia and India.

Health insurance accounts for the majority our business. In some markets we also operate clinics, dental centres, hospitals, and care homes and villages.

For more information, visit www.bupa.com.