Saunders has worked in the general insurance industry for over 30 years, included sales management and development roles at Medisure and Gissings, specialising in health and wellbeing, with a particular focus on self-funded healthcare plans. He will report to Owen Oliver, head of key clients.
In the last 12 years he set up and was responsible for the sales function at Healix Health Services where, rising to the position of sales director, he was instrumental in growing the Healix Trust book of business, making Healix a significant presence in the UK healthcare trust market.
Oliver says: “We’re delighted Richard has joined us. His insight and expertise will be of great value both to our existing trusts clients and to other larger sized companies considering introducing or developing self-funded schemes to meet their employees’ healthcare needs.
“As the UK’s market leader in trust administration services, it’s extremely important that our clients have access to experienced professionals who fully understand – and can add significant value to – this unique market sector.”
Saunders says: “I am very excited to join the UK’s largest administrator of healthcare trusts and to be working within such a highly experienced and talented team”.