The 2021 Power Fifty members

Leading investor

The HealthInvestor Power Fifty Leading Investor title is awarded to the individual – whether at a private equity firm, family office, REIT or institutional fund – that has spearheaded the most innovative deals or portfolio company exits in 2020/21.

  • Andrea Auteri, managing partner, Elevation Advisors
  • Ruben Bhagobhati, partner, AMP Capital
  • Andrew Cowley, managing partner, Impact
  • Benjamin Davis, chief executive, Octopus Real Estate
  • Sam Gray, managing partner, Apposite Capital
  • Mark Gross, partner, Downing
  • Kenneth MacKenzie, founder and chief executive, Target Fund Managers
  • Luke Savage, vice president, head of global acquisitions, Medical Properties Trust
  • Tim Street, senior advisor, Patron Capital
  • Garret Turley, partner, August Equity

Capital provider

M&A and company expansion just isn’t possible without injections of capital from lenders. This award celebrates the healthcare lead at a bank or alternative capital providers that has been the most supportive to operators and investors in 2020/21.

  • Derek Breingan, head of health and social care, Virgin Money
  • Barrie Davison, head of healthcare and higher education, NatWest
  • Steve Fergus, head of healthcare, Barclays
  • Dasos Kirtsides, head of healthcare, Shawbrook Bank
  • Marguerite Mulvey, head of healthcare, AIB

Deal maker

Well executed deals require a quality transactional lead, and the HealthInvestor Power Fifty Deal Maker accolade goes to the leading corporate financier or property consultant that investors and operators wanted managing their deal in 2020/21.

  • Anthony Ball, UK head of health & life sciences M&A, KPMG
  • Issy Corbett, partner, PwC
  • Justin Crowther, partner – head of healthcare, Alantra
  • Julian Evans, head of healthcare, Knight Frank
  • Hedley Goldberg, global head of healthcare services, Rothschild & Co
  • David Jones, partner – health and life sciences M&A, Deloitte
  • Matthew Lee, head of UK healthcare and managing director, Lincoln International
  • Richard Lunn, managing director – care, Christie & Co
  • Sylvester Oppong, head of healthcare services corporate finance and M&A, EY
  • Daniel Smith, partner, Grant Thornton

Outstanding leader

Health and social care providers operate in undeniably tough trading conditions and growing companies in this environment requires a resilient, visionary and pragmatic leader. The HealthInvestor Power Fifty Outstanding Leader prize is given in recognition of the chief executive who encapsulates these qualities and more, and has steered their company most successfully through the year.

  • Jane Ashcroft, chief executive, Anchor
  • Dawn Berry, chief executive, Eden Futures
  • Pete Calveley, chief executive, Barchester Healthcare
  • Joy Chamberlain, chief executive, Elysium Healthcare
  • Avnish Goyal, chair, Hallmark Care Homes
  • Andy Jones, chief executive, Ramsay Healthcare UK
  • Andrew Knight, chief executive, Care UK
  • Emma Pearson, chief executive, Achieve Together
  • Paolo Pieri, chief executive, Circle Health Group
  • Jeremy Richardson, chief executive, Four Seasons Health Care
  • Aidan Roche, chief executive, Signature
  • André Schmidt, chief executive, Priory Group
  • Farouq Sheikh, executive chairman, CareTech
  • Daya Thayan, chief executive, Kingsley Healthcare
  • James Tugendhat, chief executive, HC-One

Sector specialist

Necessary to every deal or company expansion plan, because of their deep sector knowledge, are the due diligence advisors. The HealthInvestor Power Fifty Sector Specialist award is presented to the advisor who has shown themselves most indispensable on transactions or as a source of strategic advice in 2020/21.

  • Clare Connell, chief executive & founder, Connell Consulting
  • Bhavna Keane-Rao, managing director, BKR Care Consultancy
  • Amanda Nurse, managing director, Carterwood
  • Leonid Shapiro, managing partner, Candesic
  • Tony Stein, chief executive, Healthcare Management Solutions

Non-executive director

The HealthInvestor Power Fifty NED prize is given to an individual who has shown themselves to be a dynamic, must-have non-executive director or chairman of a health and social care company by being the perfect foil to the executive teams and an invaluable font of knowledge.

  • Robert Kilgour
  • Trish Lee
  • Natalie-Jane Macdonald
  • Mike Parish
  • Mike Parsons

Nominations are open for a one month window where the health and social care community can put forward their peers who they believe should be part of the HealthInvestor Power Fifty.

The sector’s most influential leaders will then be split into their areas of expertise (as per the categories listed here) and then, before the night itself, they will be ranked via blind ballot by the other members of the HealthInvestor Power Fifty.

By utilising peer recognition once again in the Power Fifty process, this format provides the truest possible representation of where the influences lies amongst the sector’s key movers and shakers.

The Grand Prix Award, the top award for the individual who’s deemed to have had the most successful year, will be voted for jointly by both the Power Fifty and the HealthInvestor community.

October 2021

  • Finalists announced across six categories covering all areas of independent healthcare
  • Voting commences. All finalists vote for their peers in the remaining six categories
  • Readers vote for who they believe should win the Grand Prix Award 2021

The Power Fifty 2021 will vote for their peers independently to reveal the top performers in the following categories:

  • Leading investor

  • Deal maker

  • Capital provider

  • Outstanding leader

  • Sector specialist

  • Non-executive director

The members voting is kept anonymous.

08 December 2021

Winners announced for each of the categories at the annual Power Fifty gala dinner at the Royal Lancaster London.

To attend, book your table here

The accolades include:

  • Leading investor
  • Deal Maker
  • Capital provider
  • Outstanding leader
  • Sector specialist
  • Non-executive director
  • HealthInvestor Power Fifty Grand Prix

08 December 2021 | Royal Lancaster London


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