The list below represents the 50 most powerful figures in the healthcare industry voted by readers of the industry magazine HealthInvestor. Nearly 40% of the companies in the top 50 have parliamentarians on financially connected to them.
Mike Adams - MedicX
Mike Adams - MedicX
Tom Allen - Advent International
Justin Ash - Oasis Healthcare: Baron Newton of Braintree: recently deceased. Conservative – Was an advisor to Oasis Healthcare on dentistry and general healthcare matters. Died on 25th March 2012.
Gil Baldwin – Tunstall: Lord Patten - Conservative - Senior Advisor for Charterhouse Development Capital Ltd - who purchased Tunstall for £510 Million in 2008.
Paul Birley - Barclays Corporate: Baroness Hooper: Conservative - Until July 11, chairman of Advisory Committee of Barclays Infrastructure Funds, one of the most experienced investors in hospital PFI deals.
Stephen Brooks – Santander: Lord Elystan holds shares in Santander
Beverley Bryant – Capita: Lord Hunt of Wirral: Conservative - Partner in Beachcroft, a law firm that offers incisive analysis on the full range of government, parliamentary and regulatory matters in the health sector. Beachcroft is a partner with Capita, developing new Clinical Commissioning Groups.
Pete Calveley - Four Seasons - Lord Birt: Crossbench - Advisor to Private equity company, Terra Firma Capital Partners who purchased Four Seasons Health Care in July 2012, the largest private UK health company, who operate 447 Care Homes and 58 specialist care centres.
Stephen Collier - GHG
Ian Crompton - Lloyds Banking Group
Dominic Dalli - Sovereign Capital: Andew Lansley – Conservative – received donation from Hedge fund manager John Nash who is the founder of the City firm. The company runs a string of private healthcare firms. Fellow founder Ryan Robson is another major Tory donor who has given the party £252,429.45.
Penny Dash - McKinsey & Co: David Miliband - MP for South Shields - received £10,000 from McKinsey and Co for a speech at a Global Business Leaders Summit in February last year. Also recied a sum of £10,044 from the same company for travel expenses and accommodation in Singapore in March 2011. McKinsey & Co drew up loads of proposals that were accepted into the Health and Social Care bill. Lord Blackwell: Conservative - Was a partner with McKinsey and Company (involved in NHS bill - conflict of interest), between 1978 and 1994.
Alistair Dick – Serco: Lord Glendonbrook – Conservative – Has shares in the public service giant
Andrew Gardner - Harmoni
Mike Gordon - Healthcare at Home
Aatif Hassan - August Equity
Dominic Hollamby – Rothschild: Oliver Letwin - Conservative MP for West Dorset - in 2008, was a non-executive director of N.M. Rothschild Corporate Finance Ltd up until 2009. Rothschild Group are one of the world's largest investment companies and which invest heavily in healthcare.
Mark Hudson - Graphite Capital
John Ivers - Saga Homecare
Giles Johnson - CIL
Bart Johnson - Assura Medical
Ray King – Bupa: Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone: Conservative - The former Conservative Health Secretary Virginia Bottomley is a Director of BUPA. Lord Edmiston - Conservative - Shareholdings in Bupa Finance plc. Lord Leitch: Bupa chairman. Non Exec director of Bupa. Mark Simmonds: Conservative as a shadow health minister, accepted a trip to the United States to look at hospitals there from Bupa UK.
Logan Logeswaran - Runwood Homes
David Lyon - Carewatch
Khawar Mann – Apax: Lord Warner: Labour - Former adviser to Apax Partners, one of the leading global investors in the healthcare sector.
Bruce McKendrick - Voyage
David Mobbs - Nuffield Health: Lord Hamilton of Epsom - Conservative: Has a directorship with MSB Ltd (managing consultancy), who have NHS, Bupa, Nuffield Health and CareUK listed as their clients.
Michael Neeb – HCA: Lord Hollick: Has shares in multiple companies involved in healthcare, which include HCA.
Mike Parish - Care UK: Andrew Lansley’s office was funded by Care UK chairman John Nash. Lord Hamilton of Epsom - Conservative: Has a directorship with MSB Ltd (managing consultancy), who have NHS, Bupa, Nuffield Health and CareUK.
Ali Parsa - Circle Health: Lord Watson: Chairman, Havas Media UK - MPG Media Contacts is an integrated agency, 100% owned by Havas Media. In April 2011 - MPG Media Contacts won the integrated media planning and buying account for Circle Health. Mark Simmonds MP, who was a minister when the controversial reforms were drawn up, is paid £50,000 a year to work just 10 hours a month as “strategic adviser” to Circle Health.
Mike Parsons - Barchester Healthcare: Baroness Ford: Chairman of private healthcare company, Barchester Healthcare Ltd. Part of the NHS Partners Network. Chairman of Grove Ltd, a holding company for for Barchester Health.
Chai Patel - Court Cavendish
David Porter - Apposite Capital
Nigel Rawlings - Assura
Sean Riddell - EMIS
Rob Roger - Spire Healthcare: Alistair Darling: MP for Edinburgh South-West: 7 April 2011, He received a fee of £10,200 for addressing a dinner organised by Cinven, London. Cinven have invested in Spire.
Peter Russell - RBS
Philip Scott - The Priory Group: Lord Ashcroft: Conservative benches and funder - Until 2010, held investments in two private healthcare groups. From his website 'Other business interests include significant investments in healthcare.' In 2010 bought a 34% stake in The Priory for £44m.
Farouq Sheikh - CareTech
Renos Sideras - CuroCare
Karol Sikora - CancerPartners
Fred Sinclair-Brown - Partnerships in Care
Ted Smith - European Care Group
Richard Smith - IDH
Richard Steeves - Synergy Health
Lawrence Tomlinson - LNT Group
Jill Watts - Ramsay Health Care
Peter Watts - The Practice
Jamie Wyatt – Bridgepoint: Michael Fallon – Conservative MP: Bridgepoint the private equity firm which acquired Care UK, whose chairman John Nash bankrolled Andrew Lansley’s office just prior to the takeover, has also invested in Attendo AB. Lord Patten of Barnes: Adviser to private equity firm Bridgepoint. The company who also have Alan Milburn the former Secretary of State for Health under Tony Blair, as chair of the board, have been involved in 17 healthcare deals over recent years listed below.