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Philip Scott checks out of Priory

Philip Scott (pictured) is to quit his role as chief executive of The Priory Group. 
 
In a statement issued on 4 July, the mental health giant said that, after five years at the helm, Scott felt "unable to commit for a further five years".
 
It characterised the decision as "completely amicable”, and said that Scott was now working with chairman Mike Jeffries to find a successor.
 
"I have greatly enjoyed my time at the Priory,” Scott said in a statement. “Having overseen the sale of the Group to Advent International in January 2011 and the subsequent purchase and integration of Craegmoor in April 2011, I feel that now is the right time to pursue opportunities elsewhere. 
 
"Until my successor has been appointed, though, it is very much business as usual and I remain committed to building on our strong financial performance to date.”
 
Advent acquired the Priory Group in January last year, in a £925 million deal. But in November, the group reduced its earnings forecast by 7%, blaming the squeeze on NHS budgets for a fall in patients. 
 
Revenues for the year to 31 December 2011 dropped slightly, to £455.4 million (2010: £456.1 million). And Scott warned that earnings this year would be disrupted by commissioning reforms in the NHS.
 
Scott joined the Priory Group in 2007, after seven years at Southern Cross.
 
It is not clear whether he will retain his equity stake in the business, or continue to rent various care properties back to the Priory Group.

Posted on: 05/07/2012

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