Exemplar Health Care’s Management Team expands with new appointments

Dr Graham Rich has been appointed as new Chairman of the Board

Exemplar Health Care has announced two recent appointments.

Dr Graham Rich has been appointed as  new Chairman of the Board. Dr Rich brings a wealth of experience gained from a successful career across the healthcare and technology sectors, including CEO of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and CEO of West Hull Primary Care Trust.

Graham joins the company as Chairman, supporting the Board to develop and implement the Company’s strategic plan.

He’ll work with the existing Leadership Team and advise on clinical governance, external stakeholder management and digital transformation.

Graham has a wealth of experience in Chair and non-executive Director roles across the healthcare and technology sectors.

A clinician by training, Graham started his career as a GP and has held a series of senior leadership positions including CEO of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, CEO of West Hull Primary Care Trust and Director of Health Services for Boston Consulting Group. Graham has also served on the Boards of Cambian Group Plc and Allocate Software.

Following a highly successful executive career, Graham has built out his non-executive portfolio, and was most recently appointed Chairman of Healios, a rapidly growing technology-enabled service for children and young adults with mental and neuro-developmental issues.

Commenting on the appointment, Stephane Etroy, Head of European Private Equity at Ares Management Corporation, said: “Dr Graham Rich brings a wealth of expertise to Exemplar Health Care which will further strengthen the Leadership Team.”

John Whitehead, CEO of Exemplar Health Care, says: “We’re delighted to have Graham on board. His extensive experience in the sector will support us through our ambitious growth plan over the next five years. And his experience working with technology companies will bring added value to our digital transformation programme.”

About his new role, Dr Rich added: “I am very pleased to be joining Exemplar Health Care, at this key stage of the company’s history. I am looking forward to working with the team to promote excellent care so that every day is better for the people we support.”

Exemplar Health Care has also appointed Jonathan Green as Managing Director of Core to oversee the operations of its 32 care homes across England. Jonathan joins the Executive Management Team alongside leading sector experts including John Whitehead, CEO, Lynne Waters, HR Director and Helen Baxendale, Director of Quality and Compliance.

In his role of Managing Director of Core, Jonathan will oversee the operational management of our care services to drive and maintain quality standards and support the company’s growth. He’ll work alongside Selina Wall, Managing Director of Commissioning, who manages the build and opening of our new care homes.

Jonathan has a wealth of experience working in operations, including in the health and social care sector. And we’re delighted to bring his knowledge and expertise into the company.  

After starting his career in the British Army, Jonathan’s worked with a range of private companies including Gatwick Airport, Rentokil-Initial, Iron Mountain and most recently Choice Care Group, where he was Chief Operating Officer.

Talking about his new role, Jonathan shares: “I’m proud to be joining a company that has a fantastic track record of delivering the highest quality specialist care for people living with complex needs.

“Joining a specialist care provider during an international pandemic is challenging, but I’m delighted to be joining an organisation with an absolute commitment to quality and an exciting plan to open more of these much needed specialist services across the country.”

When asked about what he’s most looking forward to over the next six months, Jonathan said: “I’m looking forward to visiting Exemplar Health Care’s 32 services and meeting as many colleagues and service users as possible, as the circumstances allow.”

Jonathan joins the existing team of Regional Directors of Operations and Registered Home Managers.

John Whitehead, CEO of Exemplar Health Care, said: “We’re delighted to have Jonathan on board to work closely with our Operations Team and Home Managers and continue to incredible work happening to drive quality across our care homes.

“Jonathan joins the company at an exciting time as we embark on a new digital transformation journey, as well as opening five new homes this year. We’re excited to see what his skills and experience can bring to the role.” 

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