Patrick Watt

Commercial Director, BUPA Global

Biography

Patrick leads the development of Bupa’s international health and travel insurance businesses in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. He is also the Global Head of Bupa’s Workplace Health & Wellbeing practice. Before joining Bupa Global in January 2018, Patrick spent five years as Corporate Director for Bupa UK.

Prior to Bupa, Patrick was Executive Director at Goldman Sachs International and Head of Health and Wellness for EMEA and India. Before Goldmans he spent 10 years at Mercer in a number of senior leadership and consulting roles.

Patrick has extensive experience of advising leading organisations on wellbeing and led the development of Bupa’s award-winning digital health platform Bupa Boost. He was a founding member of the City Mental Health Alliance, has chaired Business in the Community’s sub-committee on mental health, and has served as Board Director of Mindapples, a not- for-profit organisation which encourages people to look after their mental wellbeing.

He is a passionate believer that attitudes to mental health have to change, and that businesses have a critical role to play in encouraging an open and supportive work environment where people can talk freely about their mental health without fear of discrimination or consequence

A regular speaker and commentator on health and wellbeing, both in the UK and internationally.