President - Product and Innovation, Vitality Group
Alan Pollard, CEO of The Vitality Group, studied statistics and actuarial science at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 1993 he qualified as an actuary while working at a large Life insurance company in South Africa. In 1994 he joined Discovery, a small two year old health insurance company at the time. During the 19 years that Alan has been with Discovery, he has been part of the core leadership team that grew Discovery to become a global insurance player with over 6 million customers. One of the key product differentiators of Discovery has been its wellness program called Vitality which now operates in five countries and is the world’s largest and longest standing wellness program. In 2012, Alan relocated to the United States taking on the role of President and CEO of The Vitality Group, Discovery’s US subsidiary. Alan continues to serve on both the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Discovery, which is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Alan lives in New Jersey and is married with 3 children.