Meet the Board


Ken Piggott - Chairman

Image of Ken Piggott, Chairman, SimplyhealthI became chairman in 2008 after being a Non Executive Director since 2005. I'm proud to be leading a Board of a company that truly puts its customers at the heart of everything it does. I was formerly Executive Director of The Boots Company plc and Managing Director of Boots the Chemists Ltd. Before that I held Managing Director roles at Halfords, Do It All and Children's World.

I'm committed to ensuring that the Board challenges the key issues, while maintaining its team spirit. I've witnessed our successful journey to becoming Simplyhealth and I'm extremely optimistic about our future.


Romana Abdin - Chief Executive

Image of Romana Abdin, Company Secretary & Group Corporate Affairs Director, SimplyhealthI joined Simplyhealth in 2001 and became Chief Executive in July 2013. I joined Simplyhealth because I was impressed with its ethical standards and willingness to incorporate them in all of its corporate activity.

I'd previously worked as a barrister in the entertainment and financial services industries.

Simplyhealth has strong values that remain at the centre of everything we do; our focus is always on doing our best for our customers. 


Ben Kent - Finance Director

Ben KentI 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.

The healthcare sector is an important and exciting arena, bringing its own unique range of challenges and opportunities. I've watched how Simplyhealth has developed and diversified over the years while maintaining its mutual focus and I'm pleased to be part of a company with strong values and an important mission.

In my role as Group Finance Director I'm responsible for helping Simplyhealth to develop and deliver its strategic and financial plans, while ultimately ensuring that the needs of our customers are always forefront in our minds.


Mike Hall - Non-Executive Director

Image of Mike Hall, Non-Executive Director, SimplyhealthI joined Simplyhealth in 2011 after retiring as CEO at Standard Life Healthcare. Having worked in the health insurance market for many years (and prior to that run hospitals in the private sector and NHS), I'm passionate about the industry and working with companies like Simplyhealth that have a clear vision.

The company holds identical values to me, with integrity at its core and a strong belief in treating customers fairly. Simplyhealth is still evolving as a brand and I'm very much looking forward to being a part of its journey.


Tim Brooke - Non-Executive Director

Image of Tim Brooke - non executive director, Simplyhealth I became part of Simplyhealth late in 2011, joining at an exciting juncture in the company's strategic journey. Since that time, the company has made significant strides in developing the range and reach of its services. Simplyhealth continues to cement its presence as an innovative leader in helping people with their health requirements.

For me, being on the Board of a company that follows mutual values is particularly interesting and rewarding. It mirrors my own ethos and our solid moral compass guides our thinking and our actions, which is reflected in the quality of our services and the way we put our customers first. We deeply care about our people and those who we serve.


Richard Harris - Non-Executive Director

Richard Harris - Non-Executive DirectorI joined Simplyhealth in July 2010. I am continually impressed by how the people at Simplyhealth genuinely care about the way they treat their customers.

I have extensive experience in management, business and finance. I started my career as a chartered accountant in London, becoming a partner at Price Waterhouse. I later moved to senior finance roles in the commercial sector. I spent six years in the hospital sector as a Non Executive Director of the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and as Chair of the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.

I scrutinise the strategy and performance at Simplyhealth to ensure it continues to deliver the best for our customers.


Alex Pike - Non-Executive Director

Alex Pike - Non-Executive DirectorI joined Simplyhealth earlier this year and have always been a firm believer that there is nothing more important than good health. Providing people with the knowledge they need to make the right choices is close to my heart.

I was formerly Global Vice President of Unilever, owned Simple Skincare, Vice Chair of the NHS Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital Foundation Trust, and Chairman of NHS Organ Donation. Before that, I was marketing director at global brand Fitness First.

I'm excited to be working with Simplyhealth to help deliver the right healthcare interventions, at the right time, and to help people to live healthy and happy lives.

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