Bupa APAC announces executive appointment


Bupa today announced the appointment of Kelly Heintz as interim Chief Financial Officer, Asia Pacific (APAC).

Ms Heintz, who has 30 years’ commercial experience across finance, strategy, transformation and operational roles, will start in the position on March 6 allowing for a smooth transition with current CFO Nick Stone.

Mr Stone will take up the role as Bupa APAC’s Acting Chief Executive Officer from April 1.

Prior to joining Bupa, Ms Heintz was Toll Global Logistics Executive General Manager, Finance and Commercial.

She has also had held senior roles in finance, strategy and transformation functions including General Manager, Parcels and Deputy CFO at Australia Post, General Manager Finance and Tax at Linfox and Senior Manager at EY.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr Stone said: “Kelly is truly passionate about delivering high quality, commercial and timely financial advice to her stakeholders and customers and I know she will be a valuable member of the executive and wider Bupa team.”

I’m thrilled to be joining an organisation doing such great work for its customers and residents, and I look forward to contributing to its growth while working alongside such a dedicated and professional team.

Kelly Heintz, Interim Chief Financial Officer APAC

The executive leadership changes follow current APAC CEO Hisham El-Ansary’s decision to step down last year after 15 years at the company, including almost four years as CEO.

Bupa has begun an international executive search for its Chief Executive Officer position which will include external and internal candidates, with an update expected later this year on a permanent successor.