Ex-United Distillers FD takes CEO role at BUPA

FORMER FD of United Distillers Stuart Fletcher has been recruited as chief executive of BUPA.

Fletcher joins from FTSE 100 business Diageo where he worked for 26 years, latterly as president of International operations.

He has held senior finance positions at Proctor & Gamble, United Distillers, Guinness Brewing Worldwide and Schenley.

Fletcher, who begins his new role in March, succeeds Ray King who is retiring.

Lord Leitch, Bupa’s chairman, said: “Stuart has an exceptional international track record. He is the right person to lead Bupa through the next phase of our development. Bupa’s international scale, trusted brands and excellent market positions provide many exciting growth opportunities.

“The board and I look forward to working closely with Stuart and welcoming him to his new role.”

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