Paolo has been CEO of Circle Health Group since 2016, during a period in which the group has expanded to China, developed innovative integrated care and rehabilitation services, and the core business has achieved profitability. He recently led the buyout of the largest private hospital operator in the UK, BMI Healthcare, including a £1.5 billion transaction that delivered the sale and leaseback of 30 hospitals. Previously, Paolo served as Chief Financial Officer.
Prior to Circle, Paolo spent five years at lastminute.com, first as Finance Director and subsequently as Managing Director of various European divisions, where he spear-headed developments in the technology platform to transform loss-making businesses.
Paolo spent the early part of his career in the Virgin organisation, with three years as Finance Director of the 200-store Virgin Megastore business. Paolo has a Bachelor of Accountancy from Glasgow University and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Accountants for Scotland.
Mark has over 25 years’ experience working across a range of senior leadership positions. From innovative start-ups through to global brands, he has an extensive track record of driving innovation and business growth.
Combined with substantial commercial experience, Mark also has a clinical background and worked in the NHS for over a decade. He is passionate about improving health and social care for everyone.
His focus is to drive further innovation in the business, discover new ways to improve the patient experience, and support the group’s efforts in achieving the highest quality outcomes for patients and key stakeholders.