UWTSD appoints Simplyhealth Chief Executive as Professor of Practice


The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) has appointed Dr Sneh Khemka, Chief Executive Officer at Simplyhealth, as an Honorary Professor of Practice.

Dr Sneh Khemka

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) has appointed Dr Sneh Khemka, Chief Executive Officer at Simplyhealth, as an Honorary Professor of Practice.

The title of ‘Professor of Practice’ is bestowed upon an individual to honour and recognise that person for having attained academic and/or professional distinction in those disciplines which are aligned with the strategic intentions of the university.

Dr Khemka will work in close collaboration between the University and the other Professors of Practice on key strategic engagement opportunities with the University and its students. His work will span a range of initiatives such as delivering public lectures, mentoring staff and students, attending graduation ceremonies and engaging in public forums.

Commenting, Dr Sneh said: “It is a very great honour to be invited to become an Honorary Professor of Practice at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. The opportunity will provide me with a platform from which to spread our Simplyhealth purpose and vision and share my personal knowledge and experiences. This is a particularly proud moment for me, and I thank the University for putting their faith and belief in me and Simplyhealth.”

Professor Medwin Hughes, DL, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales added: “It is a tradition of the University to bestow the honorary title of Professor of Practice upon professional leaders within their discipline. This is done in recognition of outstanding achievements in a subject area which relates to the core mission of the University. 

"I am delighted that Dr Khemka has accepted our invitation and look forward to welcoming him to the University.”

Sneh Khemka is a trained and practised general & ophthalmic surgeon and a specialist advisor to the healthcare division of the World Economic Forum (WEF). Prior to joining Simplyhealth, he held a senior leadership role with health insurer Aetna International, part of the US-based CVS Health company and was a member of the senior executive team at Bupa.


Note to Editor

University of Wales Trinity Saint David is part of the UWTSD Group, a confederation of several institutions, which includes the University of Wales, as well as Coleg Sir Gâr and Coleg Ceredigion as constituent colleges. The Group offers a continuum from FE to HE for the benefit of learners, employers and communities. 

UWTSD’s vision is to be a university with a commitment to the well-being and heritage of the nation at the heart of all its activities. Central to the vision is the promotion and embedding of a dual-sector educational system which educates learners of all ages and backgrounds, and stimulates economic development in the region, across Wales and beyond

 The University’s was founded in 1822 and will celebrate its bicentenary in 2022.  Its 1828 Royal Charter is the oldest of any university in Wales.  The University’s campuses are located in Swansea Carmarthen, Lampeter, Cardiff, London and Birmingham. 

UWTSD is committed to placing students at the centre of its mission by providing a relevant and inspiring bilingual curriculum, providing a supportive learning environment, investing in its campuses and facilities and ensuring that students, from all backgrounds, are given the opportunity to achieve their potential.  


About Simplyhealth

Since 1872, we’ve been helping people make the most of life through better everyday health. Our plans make sure individuals, families and employees can easily access in-person and virtual wellbeing services, and afford to stay healthy by claiming costs back on dental treatments, visits to the optician, complementary therapies and much more.

Today we’re delighted to be the UK’s leading health solutions company, with almost 1000 colleagues serving 2.3 million customers. We don’t have shareholders, so we’re led by our purpose of improving access to healthcare, for the many, for the long term. We’re passionate about using our voice in public health affairs and partnering with charities to reduce health inequality – each year we commit to giving 10% of pre-tax profits to a range of community causes. And we ensure our business takes care of the planet too, achieving Carbon Neutral + status in 2021.

To find out more, visit www.simplyhealth.co.uk

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