Northampton based Avery Healthcare Group announces the appointment of Keith Crockett as Director of Corporate Development. Mr. Crockett will lead the company’s corporate strategy team and be responsible for identifying and managing growth opportunities though financing relationships and acquisitions. He will join the company’s Board as a member of the senior management team.
Mr. Crockett has over 18 years of experience working in corporate finance and the healthcare sector. Most recently, Mr. Crockett worked for Welltower, Inc., the US based healthcare REIT, as VP, Investments – UK where he was responsible for managing the performance of the company’s portfolio in the United Kingdom and identifying new growth opportunities through acquisitions and partnerships. In this role Mr. Crockett worked closely with Avery in expanding Welltower’s portfolio of Avery operated homes from 13 to 48, and was a representative on Avery’s Board. Prior to Welltower he was a partner and Investment Director for Lydian Capital, a healthcare focused private equity fund. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and an MSc from the London School of Economics. He will be based at Avery’s head office in Northampton as well as in London, England.
John Strowbridge, Managing Director of Avery, said “We are delighted to welcome Keith as part of the Avery team. His extensive background in the sector combined with his deep knowledge and network of relationships in healthcare finance make him a perfect fit for our growth oriented strategy. Keith’s strong relationships with the team at Welltower will also be a great benefit to us as we expand and deepen our partnership with Welltower.”
John Goodey, SVP – International of Welltower, said “We are excited for Avery, one of our leading partners in the UK, in bringing Keith on board. Keith has been a tremendous asset for Welltower and we look forward to working closely with him in his new role. We pride ourselves on our unique partnership philosophy and look forward to working with Keith and the entire Avery team to further build and expand our existing relationship.”
Keith Crockett said “Having been involved with Avery in my role at Welltower, I am delighted to continue my involvement and expand my role with one of UK healthcare sector’s highest quality providers, strongest management teams, and most successful growth companies.”