Russ Piper

Chief Executive, Sovereign Health Care

Russ has worked in the financial services industry for over 34 years, in a variety of roles including Operations, Sales and Marketing and for the last 11 years as Chief Executive of Sovereign Health Care.

His early career at Irish Life gave him experience in the life, pensions and investment areas through both Appointed Representatives and Independent Financial Advisers. With three years being spent at Hansard Financial (Liberty Life) and Eagle Star Financial Advisers, Russ experienced the world of Direct Sales on both and employed and self-employed basis before becoming a Regional Manager at Liverpool Victoria responsible for the collection of premiums and member service in their Industrial Branch division.

Russ worked North of the Border for Scottish Legal Life in his first director position as Director of Sales, and then after a short period of management consultancy joined Leeds Hospital Fund (LHF Healthplan) which was part of the emerging Simplyhealth group. Over 4 years’ experience with cash plans at Simplyhealth allowed Russ to join his current employer, Sovereign Health Care as Sales and Marketing Director in 2006 and then become Chief Executive in 2009.

Russ is married with two grown up children, a carer for his eldest son, and enjoys a variety of sports and has a real passion for music, particularly his ever-growing vinyl record collection.

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