Nicola Roxon moves from non-Executive Director to Chairman of Bupa next March.
UK owned Bupa has 72 aged care facilities in Australia.
Roxon is also a non-executive director of Victorian LLC operator Lifestyle Communities
She was elected to Federal parliament at age 31 and was appointed by Kevin Rudd as Health Minister in 2007, holding the position for four years. Her most recognised achievement was the introduction of plain packaging of cigarettes – a world first. (Her father died of oesophageal cancer at age 42).
In 2011 she became Australia’s first female attorney General, as well as Minister for Emergency Management in 2012.
She resigned from Parliament in 2013.