Bupa International, a health insurance provider, has appointed Tim Slee as global sales director with immediate effect.

Mr Slee has been interim global sales director since January 2008. He succeeds Anthony Cabrelli, who moved in January, 2008 to a new role as development director for Bupa’s businesses around the world.

Prior to becoming global sales director, Mr Slee was Bupa International’s head of European sales and has also worked for Bupa UK Health Insurance. He has been with the company since 1996.

Keith Biddlestone, Bupa International’s managing director, said: Tim brings to his new role a wealth of experience of the international private health insurance market and a track record of success within Bupa International. We welcome him to his new role and know that he will lead our sales team to further success.