How the charity is managed
The Bupa Foundation's strategic direction and funding decisions are overseen by our Board of Trustees, which is made up of four Bupa leaders and four independent external trustees.
The Bupa Foundation is a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales (Company registration number 9524970) and registered with the Charity Commission for England & Wales (Charity number 1162759).
The Bupa Foundation receives its funding entirely from Bupa.
How the Board of Trustees are involved
Our trustees provide strategic direction, setting the Bupa Foundation's funding strategy and deciding on the theme of each funding programme. They are responsible for the governance of the Foundation, ensuring that the way in which we operate and the work we support is in line with our charitable purpose.
Trustees oversee the strategic direction and effective and efficient management of the Bupa Foundation. They review and approve grants, monitoring the way in which funds are used by grant recipients.
Our trustees act as a champion for the Bupa Foundation.
Meet our Trustees
Alex Cole - Chair
Leader at Ithaca Partners and former Chief Sustainability & Corporate Affairs Officer, Bupa Group
Former President, Royal College of Nursing
Radiology Registrar, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Communications Director, World Wide Web Foundation
Chief Medical Officer, Bupa Group
Chief Transformation and Operating Officer, Bupa Global & UK
Chief Sustainability & Corporate Affairs Officer, Bupa Global & UK
Chief Financial Officer, Bupa Global & UK
Chief People & Procurement Officer, Bupa Global & UK
A message from our Chair
"The driving force of the Bupa Foundation is to help people to live longer, healthier, happier lives. Our programmes and funding are directed towards projects and initiatives that improve mental wellbeing and resilience."
Alex Cole, Chair, Bupa Foundation
Meet the team
Director of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability and the Bupa Foundation
Head of Community (maternity cover)
Bupa Foundation Manager (maternity cover)
ESG Communications Manager
Project Executive - Wellbeing for Educators