Judges

Mark Bassett, chairman, Bassett Consulting Services

Mark is health policy and management professional with thirty-five years international experience. He has worked for the NHS, NHS Overseas, UK Department of Health, Bupa Group and The World Bank Group. He continues as a consultant to the World Health Organisation, mostly on the topics of health financing, hospital corporatization, public-private partnership and governance. Mark has worked on extended assignments in places as diverse as Russia, Saudi Arabia, Iran, China, India, Ghana and, most recently, Sudan; as well as in the UK and a range of EU countries.

Stephen Collier, chair and non-executive chair, various

Stephen is active across public-sector and private-sector health and care organisations. He is Chair of Eden Futures, the PE backed supported living provider; Chair of NHS Professionals, the UK Department of Health owned flexible workforce provider (globally the largest provider of contingent healthcare workforce ); Chair of the Healthcare Purchasing Alliance (a JV between two large private medical insurers) and a non-executive Director and Chair of Workforce at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Carole Edmond, founder and chief executive, Glassmoon Strategies

Carole is the Founder and CEO of the Glassmoon group. She has spent over thirty years’ working in healthcare, early education, work/life services and more recently in specialist care for adults. Her driving passion is to build human services that enable individuals to thrive and harness their power to deliver success in organisations for their customers and people in receipt of service.

Barry Francis, director, Barry Francis Consultancy

Barry Francis worked as a lawyer, leading teams specialising in financial and commercial transactions in healthcare in the UK and other countries. This work has covered new hospitals and clinics, major outsourcings and joint ventures and included developing novel delivery vehicles. His current activities include advising the UK Department of International Trade in analysing and promoting UK exports in healthcare infrastructure projects.

David Hare, chief executive, Independent Healthcare Provider Network

David Hare is the Chief Executive of IHPN, which represents over 100 independent healthcare providers across the United Kingdom - bringing them together, supporting them to deliver great care to both NHS and private patients, and enabling them to make a positive contribution to UK healthcare. In his role as CEO, David leads the team and helps to steer the network’s work programme on behalf of our members, and well as acting as the principal public voice of the organisation.

Linda McGoldrick, president and chief executive, Financial Health Associates International

Linda is a global business strategy leader and policy expert in the healthcare and life sciences industries. She has senior executive team experience as chief executive, advisor, consultant and independent board member of numerous UK, European and North American companies. Linda has also worked in not-for-profit, government and health foundation roles including as a King’s Fund Faculty Fellow, several NHS non-executive directorships, and the National Health Foundation. She works with companies from start-ups to multinational corporations.

Andrew Ovey, head of healthcare, AXA IM Alts - Real Assets

Andrew is responsible for originating, executing and managing AXA IM Alts - Real Assets’ global healthcare asset, portfolio and platform investments across Europe, the US and Australia. He joined AXA IM Alts in 2015 after senior roles at Lodestone Capital, private hospital operator Circle Holdings and GE Healthcare Financial Services. Andrew’s early career was as a real estate investment banker at Ernst & Young, Morgan Stanley and Barings, focusing on operational real estate.

Mike Parsons, chair, vice-chair and non-executive director, Various

In 2013 Mike retired as chief executive of Barchester Healthcare, the company he founded in 1992 and built from a single care home to a high-quality and profitable portfolio. Since 2013 he has used his experience, expertise and resources to help back other, younger entrepreneurs and their companies to make a positive impact on the lives of older and less abled people and their communities, in a number of chair, vice-chair and non-executive director roles.

Mark Salter, managing partner, Apiary Capital

Mark is the Managing Partner of Apiary Capital, a £200m fund raised in 2018 to invest in the UK lower mid-market. He has over 22 years' private equity experience, including 16 years as a Senior Partner at Bowmark Capital. He started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mark has led several successful buy-and-build investments in the healthcare sector, including CARE Fertility, Healthcare Homes and Medscreen, as well as in the education, business and technology services sectors.

Jane Townson, chief executive, United Kingdom Homecare Association

Dr Jane Townson is CEO of United Kingdom Homecare Association, the professional association representing and supporting providers of care in people’s own homes. She is an award winning chief executive, chairman and leader of a range of business to consumer (B2C) companies in industries from social care to housing, and from food production to medical screening, that meet some of the most fundamental human needs.

Paul Birley, Industry Expert

Paul was the head of public sector and healthcare at Barclays starting in 1981, and has worked in London for most of his career, heading up the Bank’s Healthcare team for 18 years.

KP Doyle, founder, Layercake Strategy

KP has broad experience in multi-site healthcare services – from running hospitals to gym chains – and much in between. He is an experienced board operator and healthcare investor, focusing on growth businesses with innovative, outcomes driven and evidence-based care. KP sits on the Strategic Council of IHPN, the independent sector’s representative body and holds several board roles in the sector.

Jan Flawn, chair, PJ Care

Jan Flawn CBE is founder of PJ Care Ltd. Incorporating the Company in February 2000 after seeing young people with neurological conditions living inappropriately in care homes for the elderly. Jan has now retired and through careful succession planning has handed the Company over to her son Neil Russell. Jan won the CBI First Woman of Business Services Award in 2013 and was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honors in 2014, for “services to the care home business and charitable fundraising”. Jan also received an honorary degree of Master of the Open University in 2016.

Martin Green, chief executive, Care England

Martin Green has had an extensive career in NGO development, both in the UK and internationally, and is Chief Executive of Care England, the largest representative body for independent social care services in the UK. He is also Chair of the International Longevity Centre, a Trustee of Independent Age, Vice President of The Care Workers Charity, and a Champion of The National Aids Trust. In 2013 he was appointed Visiting Professor of Social Care to Buckinghamshire New University.

Trish Lee, chair, Diagnostic Healthcare

Trish has an extensive career in the UK health and social care space. She is the Chair of Diagnostic Healthcare, a NED of Keys Group and a Trustee of Marie Curie. Earlier in her career she was CEO of two private equity backed social care businesses and held senior operations and board level positions within Nuffield Health and the NHS. She started her career as a Registered General Nurse.

David Mobbs, chair, Vita Health Group and Anthropos Digital Solutions

David has a successful career as an investor, non-executive chair, and strategy advisor in healthcare. He is currently chair of Vita Health Group. David has also successfully held Chairman roles for BMI Healthcare, Linnaeus Group and Anthropos Digital Solutions. In his previous role as group chief executive of Nuffield Health, David devised and led Nuffield Health’s transformation to become the UK’s only integrated health provider.

Mike Parish, chair, Care UK

Mike Parish is chair of Care UK, Practice Plus Group, Achieve together and Carnall Farrar. Mike also advises the board of Fresh Tandartsen, is a director of Future Academies and has also been a member of the expert panel advising the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care for the social care Green Paper. Mike was previously Group CEO of Care UK from 2001 to 2019 and prior to that was a main board director of global logistics provider Exel plc, now Deutche Post DHL Group, having joined them as a graduate trainee in 1981.

Chai Patel, founder, Court Cavendish, HC-One, Elysian Capital, Royal Madikwe and Bright Future Trust

Dr Chai Patel is a leading and award-winning figure in UK health and social care. In a career spanning over 30 years, Chai has led some of the largest care providers in Britain including the modern Priory Group, Westminster Health Care and CareFirst, and was instrumental in leading the transformation of Care Management Group. In 2011, he founded HC-One following the collapse of Southern Cross. He has since transformed the company to become the country’s leading care home provider. During this period, he has raised and deployed over £3 billion in Capital.

Sam Shah, chief medical strategy officer, Numan

Professor Sam Shah is Chief Medical Strategy Officer for Numan. Sam’s interests span digital health, clinical leadership and public health. Sam is a digital health technology advisor to a number of healthcare and technology companies, spanning a range of industries including telecommunications, assessment of apps, scaling new technology into the NHS and workforce solutions. Sam was previously Director of Digital Development for NHS England and NHSX, where he was responsible for digital development of the ecosystem and leading on a number of national transformation programmes. Sam has worked on a number of initiatives including the flagship project to digitise urgent care in the NHS. Sam headed up the national learning and development programme for NHS England, which considered different channels to access healthcare using technology.

Sandie Foxall-Smith, industry expert

Sandie Foxall-Smith, consultant and award-winning industry leader, has over 40 years business experience, the most recent years’ operating as a leader in the health, charity and social care sectors. For the past few years Sandie has held several Chair roles and sector non-executive board positions while providing social care consultancy in the UK, Europe and USA, most recently working with Macquarie Capital Partners and Apax.

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