Bupa boss takes over at Nuffield Health

Alex Perry

Bupa UK Insurance chief executive Alex Perry is leaving the company this month to take over from Nuffield Health chief executive Steve Gray, who is retiring after nine years.

Mr Gray’s Nuffield Health tenure has seen it expand its reach and services by growing its network of fitness and well-being centres and establishing a network of hospitals in London to deliver its connected health ambitions. 

Natalie-Jane Macdonald, chair of the charity’s board of governors, said: ‘Steve has led the organisation with integrity and passion and successfully championed our purpose to support people and communities across the UK, including those with the greatest health needs.

Steve Gray

‘Under Steve’s leadership, the charity has doubled the number of people we support every year through our health and well-being services.’

Mr Perry said the charity’s mission had never been more important. ‘We have a huge opportunity to help more people lead healthier and happier lives through building on Nuffield Health’s range of services and track record of exceptional quality care.’

At Bupa, Mr Perry led record growth in customers to more than– three million and a significant increase in market share.

Richard Washington, general manager for Bupa UK Insurance’s Consumer division, has been appointed Bupa UK Insurance general manager on an interim basis, subject to regulatory approval.