Agilitas, a pan-European, mid-market private equity firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Whitehead as Chief Financial Officer (‘CFO’) of its portfolio company, Exemplar Healthcare (‘Exemplar’), a leading specialist provider of nurse-led residential care for adults with disabilities, with immediate effect.
John Whitehead joins Exemplar from Allied Healthcare where he was interim Managing Director, having Joined the business in 2013 as CFO. In his most recent role he was pivotal in the successful turnaround of Allied Healthcare, following its acquisition by Saga. Previous career appointments include senior roles with BT, as CFO of its Global Services Division, and Group Finance Director for Siemens Business Services in the UK & Ireland.
Commenting on the appointment, Martin Calderbank, Managing Partner at Agilitas, said: “We are delighted that John Whitehead has joined the Exemplar team. Exemplar is at a unique time in its development with significant opportunity to roll-out its care-centric nursing care to new regions while continuing to enhance its core services. John is a seasoned CFO and his skills will be invaluable to taking advantage of this opportunity while continuing to develop the core business.”
Exemplar’s Chief Executive Officer, Euan Craig said: “We are very pleased to welcome John Whitehead to Exemplar. His financial expertise and ability combined with his health sector experience will be invaluable as we continue with our significant expansion plans.”