HealthInvestor Power Fifty 2015
Date: 25 November 2015
Venue: Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, London WC1B 4DA
The healthcare industry's most influential leaders
Spire CEO Rob Roger wins Power Fifty top spot
Spire Healthcare chief executive Rob Roger was unveiled as the most influential leader in the independent healthcare sector at the HealthInvestor Power Fifty 2015.
Roger, who led the hospital group’s flotation on the London Stock Exchange last year, narrowly beat Partnerships in Care’s chief executive Joy Chamberlain and HCA International boss Mike Neeb to the number one spot.
BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner counted down the top 15 independent health and social care leaders, as voted for by HealthInvestor readers, at the Bloomsbury Ballroom last night.
Roger was named number one as Spire’s financial results have been a continual success story since he joined the organisation in September 2007. This allowed former owners Cinven to successfully exit the London-listed firm through selling its final 29.9% stake for £431.7 million this year.
Furthermore, Roger has successfully expanded the group through the acquisition of St Anthony’s Hospital as well as the development of new sites, including a £60 million hospital in Nottingham, which received planning permission this year.
Chamberlain, who was ranked number two, also took away the prize for most influential investor of the year, while Hedley Goldberg, managing director at Rothschild won the award for dealmaker of the year.
Additionally, the evening saw ID Medical Group win the HealthInvestor Growth Company Award, which is sponsored by AlixPartners. The prize acknowledges the top 25 private healthcare companies that have reported the strongest financial growth over the last three years.
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