Debbie Beaven

Chief Financial Officer

Simplyhealth’s purpose was a significant factor in my decision to join the business in March 2018, when I was offered the role as Group Finance Director.  Later that year I was appointed Interim Chief Financial Officer and in 2019 my appointment as CFO was made permanent with overall responsibility for Simplyhealth’s strategic financial and investment activities. 


I became a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants in April 2000 and I have been a fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce for many years. With over 25 years' Board experience in sectors across media, management consultancy and construction, I bring significant and diverse commercial experience to the business as well as strategic thinking. 


Continual learning is important to me; it is a vital component of any strong leadership team when building for sustainable success. In today’s fast paced world we have to be able to understand and adapt to technological innovation, as well as economic, regulatory and societal changes.


I am excited about the next stage of our strategic development and love being able to contribute to our success as a powerful purpose led organisation.

Debbie Beaven, Chief Financial Officer