Christopher Kemball – Chairman
Mr Kemball joined the Group and became Chairman in February 2014. He has wide experience of publicly listed and private company boards, having been a non-executive director of W.S. Atkins plc, Bradford Property Trust plc and Scott Wilson Group plc. He is currently Chairman of Quayle Munro Holdings Limited, a corporate finance advisory business, and was until 2012 Chairman of Berendsen plc, a pan-European FTSE 250 company specialising in textile rental and part of which services hospitals in the UK and Scandinavia. He was Chairman of FrontierMEDEX Limited, a private equity backed remote medical services business, which was sold to United HealthGroup Inc. in 2011. Mr Kemball also chairs the Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association, a medical charity. Prior to embarking on a non-executive career, Mr Kemball worked as a corporate finance adviser and held senior management positions in UK and US investment banks in London and New York. He spent seven years in the British Army and holds a BA (Hons) in Law from Cambridge University.
Saleem Asaria – Chief Executive Officer
Mr Asaria is a founding team member of the Group and was appointed Chief Executive Officer following the Group’s formation in 2004. He has 20 years’ experience in the healthcare industry. Prior to the formation of the Group, Mr Asaria was employed by NHP plc where he was Chief Operating Officer from 2001 to 2004. Mr Asaria founded two senior living businesses, Ultima Holdings and Palladium Holdings, which were sold to NHP plc in 2001. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Pathology and Medical Sciences from the University of London.
Anne Marie Carrie - Chief Operating Officer
Anne Marie was appointed Chief Operating Officer in December 2016, and previously was an independent non-executive director of the Company from March 2014 to March 2015. Anne Marie has more than 30 years’ experience working at the most senior level mainly in the public sector at central and local government level where she specialised in children’s social care with a particular focus on children’s services (including residential care and children with disabilities and special educational needs). Prior to her appointments with the Company she spent three years as Chief Executive Officer of Barnardo’s (the UK’s largest children’s charity). She was also the Director of Children’s Services and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. She has held senior posts in the office of the Deputy Prime Minister and in various local authorities in the UK. She was a commissioner on the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, as well as a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Institute of Directors.
Anoop Kang – Chief Financial Officer
Mr Kang joined the Group and became CFO in July 2017. Mr Kang was previously Group Financial Controller at Kier Group plc and prior to that held senior financial positions in the construction industry with Balfour Beatty plc. He is a qualified chartered accountant and graduate of the University of Birmingham. Mr Kang has very relevant experience in the improvement of financial systems and processes, investor relations and M&A.
Non-Executive Director Biographies
Mike Butterworth - Independent Non-executive Director
Mr Butterworth became an independent non-executive director of the Group in April 2016 and brings extensive financial experience having worked in various finance roles, both in an executive and non-executive capacity, for a number of public companies. He served for eight years as Group Finance Director of Cookson Group plc, a FTSE 250 international materials science company supplying specialist consumable materials and chemicals used in industrial production processes, until December 2012 when Cookson was de-merged. Previously, he was Group Finance Director of Incepta Group plc for five years, an international marketing and communications group, prior to which he spent five years as Group Financial Controller at BBA Group plc, the international aviation and materials technology group. He worked at Arthur Andersen & Co for eleven years between 1984 and 1995. Since August 2010, he has been a non-executive director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of St Ives plc, the international marketing services group, and in November 2012 he was appointed Senior Independent Director. In April 2016, Johnston Press plc, one of the leading local media groups in the UK, announced that he would be joining their Board as a non-executive director on 1 June 2016 and become Chairman of the Audit Committee later in the year. Mr Butterworth has an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1987.
Donald Muir - Independent Non-executive Director
Mr Muir became an independent non-executive director of the Group in June 2016 and brings experience in the business transformation field in both restructuring and rapid growth situations. He has successfully completed several debt restructurings and asset disposal programmes in an executive or non-executive capacity including Murray International, the Premier Property Group and Rangers Football Club plc, RSM Tenon, Ainscough Crane Hire, Vivacom (BTC Bulgaria) and Northern Rock plc. He has also led and delivered the completion of significant savings initiatives across three NHS Trusts.
Dr Graham Rich - Independent Non-executive Director
Dr Graham Rich became an independent non-executive director of the Group in July 2015 and brings considerable experience of the healthcare sector. Dr Rich is currently a senior adviser to Boston Consulting Group (BCG) having been a director of Health Services for BCG until January 2015. Dr Rich has also held numerous senior positions in the NHS, including Chief Executive of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust from 2007-2010 and Chief Executive of West Hull Primary Care Trust from 2001 to 2004 of United Bristol Healthcare Trust. His international experience includes health policy formulation and management consulting in the USA. He has particular interest in patient empowerment, the use of IT in healthcare, improved transparency of outcomes and patient satisfaction to drive performance improvement. His specialities include quality improvement, leadership development, value based healthcare and patient safety. Dr Rich is currently a non-executive director of Allocate Topco Limited (formerly Allocate Software plc) as well as chairman or non-executive director of several private companies in the healthcare sector. Dr Rich is a Medical Doctor (graduate of King’s College), a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and holds a Masters in Business Administration from INSEAD, France.
Alfred Foglio – Non-executive Director
Mr Foglio is one of the founders of GI Partners and heads their Healthcare practice. He has been with GI Partners since its inception in 2001 and has been responsible for and sat on the boards of numerous investments during his tenure. Mr Foglio has been the Chairman of the Cambian Group since its inception in 2004 and Advanced Childcare since GI Partners’ investment in 2011. Prior to joining GI Partners, he spent four years at Credit Suisse investing in European asset-backed private equity transactions. Mr Foglio began his career in the New York Structured Finance Group of Arthur Andersen advising on securitisations and private equity backed buyout transactions. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Mathematics from Fairfield University, USA.