Engage Health Group, the Brighton based health insurance and employee benefits consultancy, has appointed Ian Abbott who joins the business as a Director.

Abbott will lead the organisation’s global health insurance broking arm, Engage International, with focus around managing Engage Health Group’s existing international client base and driving growth through strategic partnership and acquisition.

Prior to his new role, Abbott has spent 11 years in the healthcare market, seven of which with leading IPMI insurer, Bupa Global in a senior sales roles across the Corporate, SME and Individual business channels. Most recently Abbott’s role of Head of UK Intermediary Distribution, assumed responsibility for a range of duties including strategic broker management, proposition development and establishing Bupa Global’s preferred provider (PPA) proposition.

Nick Hale, Engage Health Group’s founding Director, commented: “Strengthening our global presence has been a key ambition for the group as the world becomes a smaller place and international businesses take the opportunity to harmonise their global benefit provision where possible.  Ian brings a wealth of experience and is highly respected within the industry.”