PepsiCo boss to join Bupa

PepsiCo's most senior comms professional is leaving the company for a global role at health insurance giant Bupa.

Steve John leaves the food and drinks giant after three and a half years as corporate affairs director, reporting dir­ectly to UK and Ireland president Salman Amin.

At Bupa he succeeds corporate comms director Peter Jones, who is retiring after 12 years. As group director of corporate affairs, John will oversee corporate media, consumer PR and government affairs.

John told PRWeek: ‘We need to demonstrate leadership of a number of core platforms, across all channels – corporate media, political audiences, NGOs and consumers.’

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