Our Spokespeople

If you would like to get in touch with one of our spokespeople, please contact our press office on 0344 579 2489 or email us at pr@simplyhealth.co.uk


Romana Abdin
Chief Executive

Romana joined Simplyhealth in 2001 and became Chief Executive in July 2013, having spent 12 years as Corporate Affairs Director and Company Secretary. She has always championed the importance of listening to our customers and adapting to their needs, so we can continue to find new ways to deliver health and wellbeing to more people. That’s why, after taking over as CEO, she immediately initiated a full scale strategic review to look at all elements of Simplyhealth’s proposition, as well as the competitor landscape and changing healthcare needs. Simplyhealth has since sold its private medical insurance business and is focusing on helping customers with their everyday healthcare needs.
 


Ben Kent
Group Finance Director

Ben joined Simplyhealth in 2013 after spending seven years with Bupa, in the UK and Australia, in the roles of Group Financial Controller, Divisional Finance Director, and then Group Director of Finance.

Ben is a member of the Simplyhealth Board and as Group Finance Director, he is responsible for helping Simplyhealth to develop and deliver its strategic and financial plans, while ultimately ensuring that the needs of customers are always forefront in its mind. Ben is pleased to be part of a company with strong values and an important mission.
 


James Glover
Corporate Affairs Director and Company Secretary

As Corporate Affairs Director, James is responsible for protecting Simplyhealth’s reputation by leading its external regulatory and legal relationships and its internalassurance function. He also supports the Board and its Committees as Company Secretary.

James joined Simplyhealth in 2003, after working in the City for the London Stock Exchange and before that as a commercial lawyer in private practice. At Simplyhealth, James has worked in a number of leadership roles across the organisation, including most recently in a business transformation role spanning thewhole of Simplyhealth.
 


Helen Dickinson
People Director

As People Director, Helen is responsible for leading the HR, Communications and Business Services team whose focus is ensuring our people have a great working environment and are supported, rewarded and recognised for delivering great service to our customers. She is also responsible for business strategy development and implementation for the Group.

She has 20 years of HR and management experience spanning retail, engineering, manufacturing and financial services industries.

 


Steve Gates 
Managing Director of Wellbeing Services

As Denplan’s Managing Director, Steve is responsible for the overall strategic direction and growth of all its activities, including dental partnerships and pet health plans in association with the Denplan Leadership team members. He works particularly closely in areas of new product and business development, whilst maintaining hands on links with the dental profession.

Steve also has line responsibility for Independent Living, bringing both areas together under his Group title of MD, Simplyhealth Wellbeing Services. 


Mark Hamson
Cash Plan Customer Service Director and Chairman of Charitable Committee 

As Director of Customer Services, Mark is responsible for leading an operation over three locations with 350 people focused on serving our customers. Mark is a member of the leadership team and in addition, heads up Simplyhealth’s Charitable Committee which supports charities and communities across the UK within the everyday health space.

Mark joined Simplyhealth in 2003 and has spent over 24 years working in the financial sector, the majority of this time being focused on customer service operations, ranging from personal pensions through to healthcare products.
 


Raman Sankaran
Sales and Marketing Director

As Sales and Marketing Director at Simplyhealth, Raman is responsible for leading a team of 300 employees and developing channels to introduce potential customers and clients to Simplyhealth’s portfolio of health plans. He is also helping to develop the brand strategy for the business.

He has been with the company since 2001 and worked in a number of roles across sales and marketing. Since 2013 Raman has been a member of Simplyhealth’s Leadership Team who help to shape strategy and steward the organisation.

 


Dan Spacie
Chief Commercial Officer

Dan joined Simplyhealth in October 2015. His focus is to identify new opportunities, synergies, share best practice and drive the performance of our core business. Dan brings a real entrepreneurial approach to business, a different way of thinking and a track record in business growth.

He spent his early career serving as a Captain in the British Army. In 1997 he took a role as Global Strategic Manager for Citibank, based in New York and managed teams across both the UK and US. In 2007 Dan joined STADA where he undertook various MD roles and then joined Compass UK & Ireland as their Strategy Director.

 


Matthew Wilson
Business Change and IT Director

As Business Change and IT Director, Matthew is responsible for helping to support business and process change, to deliver operational improvements and support Simplyhealth through the effective use of technology.

Matthew joined the company in 2006 and has worked in a variety of business management roles over the past 10 years including becoming Head of Group IT in 2009. Before taking on his current role, Matthew was heavily involved in the Healthsure, Remedi, Medisure, and Groupama Healthcare acquisitions and most recently the sale of Simplyhealth’s private medical insurance business to AXA PPP healthcare.
 


 

 

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