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Bupa Villages and Aged Care NZ appoints new Managing Director

Date: 25 May 2023

Pedro Sánchez has been appointed Managing Director of Bupa Villages and Aged Care business in New Zealand.

Pedro Sanchez
Pedro Sánchez Managing Director

Joining the New Zealand business today and taking over from Interim Managing Director Julie Sellar, Pedro was previously General Manager of Sanitas Mayores SL, Bupa’s residences and aged care business in Spain.

Pedro joined Sanitas as Operations Director in 2006, becoming General Manager of Sanitas Mayores in January 2021, growing the care home business to a portfolio of 43 care homes and 15 day care centres.

Bupa APAC Chief Executive Officer, Nick Stone says, “It’s fantastic to have Pedro joining our New Zealand business. He has deep knowledge of the aged care sector and has played an integral role driving Sanitas Mayores’ success over the last 17 years.

“His significant experience in delivering excellence in resident care and increasing the role of digital technology in the provision of aged care, will benefit our business greatly and help build on the momentum created by our New Zealand team,” he says.

Pedro Sánchez says, “I’m excited to be joining Bupa New Zealand. After a challenging few years dealing with covid and workforce uncertainties, I am confident the business is well positioned for future success.

“I know already that our nurses, carers and support workers in our New Zealand care homes and villages deliver exceptional care to our residents. I’ve seen it first hand and see immense potential for Bupa to invest in technology and deliver greater levels of service to our Kiwi residents, and make a real difference to people’s lives,” he says.

With Pedro assuming the role of Managing Director for Bupa New Zealand in June, Interim Managing Director Julie Sellar takes up the role of Deputy Managing Director in the New Zealand business.

Nick Stone says, “I am extremely grateful to Julie for her dedication and commitment in leading our New Zealand business since August last year. Over that time, she’s faced into various challenges, a global pandemic and natural disasters, with the business emerging stronger as a result of her leadership,” he says.


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