Independent Non-Executive Director

Romana was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of DOC in September 2020. Romana was CEO of Simplyhealth Group, from 2013 to 2021 and transformed the business from a sole focus on healthcare funding towards a diversified health and wellbeing business.


During her time as CEO, Romana led the restructuring and investment in digital capability to meet the demands of today’s customers, employers and healthcare practitioners, developing new propositions, establishing new relationships, developing people capabilities and a leadership team which has shifted the culture from risk averse and analogue to more customer-centric, agile and highly engaged.


Romana has a strong industry profile in the UK and has gained extensive commercial, board, governance and regulatory experience in previous roles at Simplyhealth, Lloyds Banking Group and Bradford & Bingley Building Society. Romana started her career as a Barrister in London specialising in corporate and commercial law and went on to hold a number of corporate affairs and legal roles, principally in the financial services and entertainment sectors.


Romana holds degrees in Law and is a Barrister at Law.