Agilitas, a pan-European, mid-market private equity firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Mark Jackson as Chairman of its portfolio company, Exemplar Healthcare, a leading specialist provider of nurse-led residential care for adults with disabilities, with immediate effect.
Dr Jackson worked for many years as a GP, and as a GP practice lead, before founding and growing his own successful company. He has also served on the Boards of a number of well-known companies in the health and care sectors, including several years as deputy chairman of Allied Healthcare. In joining Exemplar which has homes across much of Yorkshire, the Midlands and North West, he is returning to familiar territory, having spent his early life in Sheffield in South Yorkshire.
Commenting on the appointment, Martin Calderbank, Managing Partner at Agilitas, said: “Mark Jackson brings a wealth of expertise to Exemplar which will further strengthen the leadership team.”
Exemplar’s Managing Director Euan Craig added: “Dr Mark Jackson’s clinical background and considerable business and health sector experience will be of great value to Exemplar, and his appointment will strengthen our senior leadership team as we prepare for a period of significant expansion.”
Dr Mark Jackson added: “I have been enormously impressed by the commitment of all Exemplar staff and their unwavering focus on quality. Ever since my early career working with the NHS as a GP I have been aware of the difficulty involved in sourcing great care for people with the most complex physical and mental healthcare needs. I am therefore very excited about being able to help Exemplar to grow and to extend its services to many more people in the years ahead.”