Bupa announces a new chairman for Australia and New Zealand

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Bupa has announced Bryan Mogridge will retire as the chair of Bupa Australia and New Zealand at the end of 2023 and will be succeeded by current director Tony Johnson.

Bupa Group chair, Roger Davis said that Mr Mogridge had steered the board and the Bupa business through a challenging time for the health sector, most notably during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Royal Commission into Aged Care, and had done so with compassion and integrity.

“While Bryan will stay with us through to the end of 2023, on behalf of the Group Board, Group Executive, and everyone at Bupa, I’d like to thank Bryan for his long-standing dedication to Bupa’s purpose of helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives and making a better world. And, for his leadership alongside our Executive team to drive improvements in our ANZ business and build a strong people culture,” said Mr Davis.

Mr Mogridge said, “It’s been a tremendous honour serving as Bupa ANZ’s Chair through a turbulent time in our sector. Despite some challenges, we have continued to build a strong foundation and grow our business to meet the changing health and wellbeing needs of consumers.

“I’m confident the Bupa ANZ team is progressing well on our strategy to be the most customer-centric health organisation in the world and deliver better and more connected care for our customers.

“I genuinely believe it’s the people that make Bupa such a unique organisation; driven by their purpose and passion, I know Bupa will achieve great things. However, now is the right time for me to pass the baton on to the next Chair to help guide the Executive team and Bupa on the next phase of their ambitious strategy,” Mr Mogridge said.

Mr Davis said Mr Johnson was an experienced executive leader and non-executive director, having led the regional division of a global consulting firm for many years with a deep understanding of a diverse range of industries, including health, financial services, government, and professional services.

“We’re delighted to have someone of Tony’s calibre and experience lead our ANZ Board and draw on his vast leadership and governance experience. He has already made a big impact at Bupa as a Board Director,” said Mr Davis.

Mr Johnson joined the board in 2022. He is a director and adviser and was most recently a partner and CEO of global professional services firm EY in Oceania.

Mr Johnson said, “I’m looking forward to continuing to work closely with the ANZ Board and our Executive team as we continue to build on our strong foundation in the region and embark on a new period of growth and improved customer outcomes.”