James Parker joined mutual friendly society CS Healthcare as Chief Executive in January this year. Established in 1929, CS Healthcare is a specialist provider of private medical insurance cover to those who work in or have previously worked in the Civil Service, public sector or charitable and not-for-profit organisations.
James joined the society from Cigna Healthcare, where for nine years he held the position of UK Managing Director, with overall responsibility for the company’s domestic UK business.
A Chartered Management Accountant by training, James is an experienced and successful business leader with a strong financial background, a wealth of knowledge in the health insurance business and a proven track record for leading and growing a business through a changing and challenging market environment.
He began his Financial Services career with the Prudential in 1988, working in Financial Management positions in both Singapore and Hong Kong. James joined Scottish Amicable in 1999 and was appointed Head of Management Information in 2000. He departed for Cigna in 2002 and after a period as UK Finance Director was promoted to UK Managing Director in 2006, with responsibility for the company’s medical and dental insurance businesses, as well as its occupational health services.