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Bupa Hong Kong appoints new General Manager

Hong Kong,25 Jun 2018

Today Bupa Hong Kong, the leading health insurance specialist in town, announces the appointment of Andrew Merrilees as General Manager, Bupa Hong Kong*.

Andrew has over 25 years of experience across insurance and broker businesses in Australia and Singapore. He is a veteran working for global consulting firms, and has developed an ability to translate business needs into viable solutions and benefits programmes. Prior to joining Bupa, he led Lockton’s regional Employee Benefits business across Asia Pacific. He also previously held senior leadership roles with global consultants Aon and health insurer businesses, GU Health and MBF, which is now part of Bupa Australia. 

In his new role, Andrew will focus on leading the company towards excellent customer experience by innovating around comprehensive health solutions in Hong Kong, and driving growth performance across the business. He also sits on the Board of Bupa (Asia) Limited*. 

Angus Slater, Managing Director for Bupa in Hong Kong, said: “Andrew’s long experience and deep knowledge of health insurance, clear customer orientation and track record of delivering sustained growth across the various businesses he has led make him an ideal candidate to take on the Hong Kong Insurance leadership role. We are delighted to welcome Andrew to lead Bupa Hong Kong to new heights.”

Andrew Merrilees, General Manager, Bupa Hong Kong added: “I am truly excited about joining Bupa. I look forward to leading the next chapter of Bupa Hong Kong to provide high quality and affordable health insurance to meet and exceed local healthcare needs.” 

* Subject to regulatory approval

Bupa – A global healthcare specialist

Bupa began in the UK in 1947. We fund healthcare around the world and run clinics, hospitals, dental centres, care homes, and more. With no shareholders, we reinvest our profits to provide more and better healthcare for customers.  

Bupa is UK’s largest health insurer.* In Hong Kong, we are known as the health insurance specialist. We have gained the trust of more than 400,000 individuals, and 3,200 companies including major corporations in public utility and telecom industry. We have provided quality health insurance for Hong Kong’s civil servants for more than 20 years.

Bupa also provides primary care services through Quality HealthCare Medical Services (QHMS), one of Hong Kong’s largest private clinic networks.


* Source: LaingBuisson Health Cover UK Market Report 14th Edition, published October 2017, in terms of market share by premium income among private medical insurance providers


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