Paolo has constantly challenged the group to achieve best-in-class when it comes to technology and digital innovation. As a result, Circle Health Group is the fastest-growing hospital operator in the UK digitally. Paolo has reimagined the company, transforming it from a minor player with minimal operations to the largest in the industry.
Most importantly, Paolo has the wellbeing of people firmly in his laser-like focus. Despite the challenges of integrating two diverse and complex hospital groups during the pandemic, Circle Health Group was recently voted one of the Top 25 Big Companies to work for in the Sunday Times' annual awards for 2020/21, based on substantial employee feedback on the group under Paolo's leadership.
Having worked in the NHS in a clinical role for over a decade, Mark cares first and foremost about improving standards of health and social care for everyone. He combines this passion for people with his wealth of commercial experience across global markets to drive the highest quality outcomes for patients and key stakeholders.
In his role as Vice Chair on the EMEA advisory board of HIMSS, Mark advises both commercial companies and non-profit organisations to ensure patient satisfaction and experience remains a key focus in the industry. Mark was also Vice President for Healthcare, Life Sciences and Government for IBM and Watson Health, offering expertise in areas of health innovation, business development, strategic partnership, integrated care, external relationships, and more.
Having previously held CFO and controller roles in UK and international businesses across multiple sectors, Henry is responsible for the business-shared service centre, procurement, and our supply chain teams and capital programme.
Paul has also practiced at The Park Hospital since 2004 and held roles in the British Elbow and Shoulder Society and the British Orthopaedic Association. He plays a pivotal part in driving the best possible outcomes and experiences for our patients, collaborating closely with the operating and commercial teams to ensure the deployment of digital innovation and state-of-the-art technology across our hospitals.
Patient experience and satisfaction are the key focus and motivation behind Paul's process.
Karen began her illustrious career as a practicing clinician and holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree (MBChB), a Masters in General Practice (MPax Med, graduating with cum laude), an MBA (graduating with cum laude), and a project management qualification - all from the University of Pretoria.
Karen was instrumental in the financial restructuring of the Circle Health Group in 2018 prior to the acquisition by Circle and remains at the core of directing Circle's business strategy and organisational operations.
Before joining Circle in 2008, Shane served as Vice President at KPNQwest in Amsterdam and worked for major law firms in Boston and London.
Shane earned his JD from the University of Virginia and holds degrees from McGill, Yale, and the University of Cape Town.
Mark has a significant track record of success, and the alignment of complex transformational projects with customer needs is a common thread running throughout his career. He is passionate about delivering exceptional solutions and services to our patients and colleagues.
He has held several senior HR roles to date, including Director of Organisational Capability and Change at the Royal College of Nursing, where he was responsible for UK-wide human resources, estates, communications, and media and information technology service functions. David is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
With substantial management and leadership experience at executive board level, David has considerable knowledge and skill in developing and delivering an innovative range of human resources and organisational development practices. He is passionate about bringing the Circle Philosophy to life through our principles and values to ensure that our people and teams put patients at the forefront of everything they do.
Adam is an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) by profession and has held senior leadership positions, both clinical and non-clinical, across the NHS and the independent sector.
Peter has worked as a surgeon at Circle Health Group (and BMI Healthcare) hospitals for many years, and was appointed group medical director and responsible officer in 2021. He continues to practice at The Park Hospital in Nottingham as well as holding an NHS practice with Nottingham University Hospitals.