The platform where health leaders connect
Our exclusive member events foster open, trusted exchanges among peers, facilitating invaluable connections and enduring relationships. These gatherings enable executives to build solidarity and collaborate effectively across the industry.

Global challenges in health insurance demand a united effort. By aligning organisations, we amplify our ability to drive positive change. Our mission is to engage members in meaningful discussions on critical issues and explore practical solutions.

Meet the team
Chris Watney
CEO

Chris is an experienced senior executive having spent more than twenty years in senior roles across a broad range of industries. Prior to joining iFHP in 2020, he spent five and a half years as chief marketing officer at Southern Cross Health Society, New Zealand’s largest health insurer. Before working in health, Chris spent time in London and New Zealand in senior roles at Royal Bank of Scotland Insurance, AXA New Zealand and Genesis Energy. He also served on the board of Osteoporosis New Zealand, later Bone Health NZ. Chris is an Englishman by birth, a keen half-marathon runner and a liveryman of the Mercers’ Company.

Nicola Jedrej
Development Manager

Nicola has worked in events and communications across numerous sectors for 20 years, including natural resources, defence and pharma before joining the iFHP in June 2015. Having worked globally for large organisations previously she has a deep understanding of the importance of communications internally and externally and facilitating this for our members. Her primary role at the iFHP is management of the Expert Panels and associated projects from these Panels. When not at work Nicola enjoys running, travelling and might do another marathon – maybe.

Sophie Jennings
Process Optimisation Specialist

Sophie is the Process Optimisation Specialist at the International Federation of Health Plans (iFHP), based in London. Originally from New Zealand, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s degree in Social Work. Sophie has a background as a school social worker, where she supported young people and fostered their development. She joined iFHP in September 2022, focusing on improving operational processes. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, sports and reading.

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