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The IoD and me, Jill Davies

Westfield Health is a leading provider of corporate health insurance. This includes the IoD’s Health Plans.

Jill Davies, MIoD is responsible for determining the company’s vision and goals with the Board, and for delivering the business plan for growth, people strategy, cultural values and corporate social responsibilities.

Can you tell us a bit about your organisation?

For almost a century, Westfield Health has been committed to supporting people with affordable and best in class health cover. We are regulated by the FCA and PRA. We are not for profit and we keep investing part of our investment income to constantly improve our products and services, as well as being able to make significant donations to the NHS and medically related charities.

Can you tell us more about the IoD’s Health Plan…

Good leaders recognise the value of health, not only for themselves but also the wider team of employees. The exclusive IoD Corporate Health Plan provides an affordable solution in the form of an employee benefit that not only helps employee salaries go further by providing money back for everyday healthcare costs, but also encourages them to be proactive about their health, stay well in work, feel valued and be more productive.

We are very proud to also offer IoD members corporate access to our award-winning corporate Hospital Treatment Insurance which, alongside a corporate cash plan, can ensure an employee is swiftly diagnosed and treated for many surgical procedures at a fraction of the cost of traditional Private Medical Insurance (PMI).

Why did you decide to become a member of the IoD?

For me, the IoD provides an opportunity to network with fellow Directors from all corners of industry. Although our businesses may be very different, we can share broader challenges, which affect us all and learn through different perspectives. As a business leader, I have a voice through the IoD that is a respected and influential association. I can personally benefit from the many member offers available, while events provide an opportunity to hear from senior speakers on important business topics.

Are there any tips or advice would you give to other members to help them make the most of their membership?

Continuously review IoD.com and take advantage of the many events and member services that are available. And, of course, look into the exclusive individual and corporate IoD Health Plans that we provide. Maximise the value proposition and take advantage of networking opportunities.

What would you like to see from the IoD in the future?

Continue to bring business leaders together, to share challenges and successes, and also to maintain a voice for all industry, helping drive economic growth.

Provide more information on market salary and reward trends, particularly by sector and geographically, for both Executive and Non-Executive Board Directors. Deliver communication sound bites on current topics, such as changes in HR legislation and solvency.