Alan Payne

Alan Payne

VP and CIO International, Aetna International

Alan Payne is the Chief Information Officer for Aetna International. Alan is responsible for International IT operations, reporting to Meg McCarthy, and directly supporting Richard Di Benedetto and his senior leadership team.  He is based in the UK.


Alan is a seasoned executive-level Digital and Technology leader, a successful entrepreneur and a qualified Chartered Management Accountant, with a proven commercial track record of implementing at all sizes of organizations. His experience includes over 25 years in Insurance, Healthcare, Banking and Capital Markets, bringing digital innovation, vision, knowledge, drive and the ability to deliver globally across multiple businesses and support functions.   


Alan was most recently the Chief Digital & Information Officer at Nuffield Health, the largest not-for-profit healthcare provider in the UK, where he was responsible for all aspects of technology supporting the complex needs of a growth-focussed, full continuum health care organization. Prior to this he was the Global Digital Director at Bupa; an entrepreneur with several successful businesses; the CTO at JPMorgan Chase; and held leadership positions at Oracle and Merrill Lynch.


He has commercially negotiated complex contracts, and has a deep knowledge of developing sophisticated architectures and platforms to satisfy business and consumer needs in international cultures and organizations, having lived and worked on four continents.  


Alan holds an Honorary Professorship at the University College London Faculty of Engineering (Intelligent Systems) and has specific research interests in Digital Health, Artificial Intelligence and Entrepreneurship.  He is an Assistant Instructor at PADI, a qualified Chef and a Trustee/Treasurer for Woking Gymnastics Club.  He is married, has two teenage girls and a black Labrador.