Bupa's new boss takes the pledge
Friday 23 December 2011
The new boss of Bupa is giving up the booze. Stuart Fletcher is joining the private healthcare group in March after a 26-year career at Diageo, the purveyor of drinks brands including Smirnoff vodka and Gordon's gin.
Mr Fletcher, 54, replaces Ray King, who announced his retirement earlier this year. Bupa has 10.7 million customers, with Britain, Australia and Spain its main markets. Its turnover rose 6 per cent to £3.9bn in the first half.
The chairman Lord Leitch said: "Stuart has an exceptional international track record. He is the right person to lead Bupa through the next phase of our development." Mr Fletcher has been president of Diageo International since 2004, having joined the Guinness brewer in 1986. Before that, he worked at Procter & Gamble. He said: "I am looking forward to building on the legacy of Ray King and his predecessors."
- 1 Forget 'The Dress': Here are five of the biggest news stories you might have missed
- 2 The black and blue dress: Makers considering a white and gold version
- 3 Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl: First look at Oscar winner as transgender artist
- 4 PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet
Boris Nemtsov shot dead: Outspoken Putin critic who had expressed fears for his life is killed near the Kremlin
Leonard Nimoy dead: Star Trek Spock actor dies after suffering lung disease
PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin, says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
White and gold or blue and black – what colour is the dress? An eyewitness gives a definitive answer
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
Half of Ukip voters say they are prejudiced against people of other races
'Cash for access' scandal: Sir Malcolm Rifkind says 'unrealistic' for MPs to live on £67,000 salary
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Aqsa Mahmood branded a 'disgrace' by her parents after claims she recruited three UK girls flying to Middle East
iJobs Money & Business
£40000 - £50000 per annum + pro rata: SThree: SThree Group have been well esta...
£30000 - £37000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Established in 1999, a highly r...
£250-£300 Day Rate: Jemma Gent: Are you a qualified accountant with strong exp...
£230 - £260 Day Rate: Jemma Gent: Do you want to stamp your footprint in histo...