David Hynam

CEO, Bupa UK
Over two-thirds of Bupa’s total workforce and 41% of senior managers are female. Not resting on his laurels, CEO Hynam is working hard to develop an even healthier and more diverse leadership pipeline. He is global sponsor for the Bupa Advance development programme, more than half of whose intake is now female, and is CEO sponsor for gender and LGBT advocacy group DiverCity. Before joining Bupa, he was global diversity champion at AXA, and has also featured on the HERoes "50 Male Executives" list for the past two years.

She Says: "David is extremely committed to supporting women at all levels. I wouldn’t have had the confidence to put myself forward [for this role] without his backing." Joan Elliott, general manager, Bupa Care Services