HBF managing director Mike Gurry has announced plans to retire from the organisation within the next 12 months. Since he took over at HBF in 1995, Mr Gurry has spearheaded HBF’s diversification to provide the organisation with alternative income streams. Central to this strategy has been the desire to keep health insurance premium increases to a minimum and counter the impact of growing health costs and the ageing population. After leaving HBF, Mr Gurry plans to focus on professional directorships and consultancy work, utilising his experience in the health and insurance industries. He also plans to expand his charity work.