Monday, 3 December 2012

2012 Awards List of Most Powerful Private Healthcare Individuals and Their Links to Lords and MPs


It's that time of the year again when the HealthInvestor magazine announces who they consider to be the most powerful individuals in the private healthcare market. The annual backslapping is less about care and more about power, influence and money. Is this the future of healthcare in this country? I hope not.

Seven of the top Fifteen or just under 50% of the top 15 have links to Lords or MPs - the full list is below.
There may be more but for now this is the list and their connections. Please let me know if you know of any other connections these companies have to our beloved public servants; lest we forget their role.
A list was produced earlier this year for the HealthInvestor awards for the most favoured companies of 2012 - you can see that here.


Top 15
1. Stephen Collier, Chief executive, GHG -


2. Mike Parish, Chief executive, Care UK – Chairman John Nash gave £21’000 to run Andrew Lansley’s office as shadow health minister in 2009. Care UK also now own Harmoni who were recently offered contracts for new 111 call centres.



3. Jill Watts, Chief executive, Ramsay Health Care

4. Mike Parsons, Chief executive, Barchester Healthcare – Baroness Ford – chairman of Barchester Healthcare Ltd. Chairman of Grove Ltd, a holding company for Barchester Health.

5. Michael Neeb, President and CEO, HCA International –

6. Pete Calveley, Chief executive, 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.

7. Chai Patel, Chairman, Court Cavendish

8. Rob Roger, Chief executive, Spire Healthcare – David Ruffley (Con) MP for Bury St Edmonds a strategic advisor to Partnership Group Holdings Limited. PAG Holdings Limited, which is majority owned by Cinven Funds. Cinven is a leading buyout firm, who bought 25 private hospitals from Bupa. Other UK investments include. Spire Healthcare, who run private healthcare hospitals, and whose clinical director Jean-Jacques de Gorter said the use of private sector would spiral as a result of Andrew Lansley’s reform proposals.

9. Ali Parsa, Chief executive, Circle – Mark Simmonds – MP for Boston (Con) Advisor to Circle health.

10. Bart Johnson, Chief executive, Virgin Care – Baroness Morgan of Huyton is member of advisory Committee Board of Virgin Group Holding Ltd, who hold Virgin Health assets.

11. Saleem Asaria, Chief executive, Cambian Group

12.David Mobbs, Chief executive, Nuffield Health - Lord Hamilton of Epsom - Conservative: Has a directorship with MSB Ltd (managing consultancy), who have Nuffield Health as clients.

13. Dominic Hollamby, Global head of healthcare, Rothschild Oliver Letwin MP for West Dorset – involved in NHS negotiations with Danny Alexander during coalition formation - He was a director of N.M. Rothschild & Sons from 1991 to 2003 and a non-executive director from 2005 to 2009.

14. Lawrence Tomlinson, Chairman, LNT Group

15. Bruce McKendrick, Chief executive, Voyage Care




A-Z Power Fifty 2012

Mike Adams - MedicX

Tom Allen - Advent International

Justin Ash - Oasis Healthcare

Gil Baldwin - Tunstall – Lord Patten (not the BBC chief) (Con) -
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

Beverley Bryant - Capita

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 – Rachel Reeves MP Leeds West -
Payment of £4,893.35 from Lloyds Banking Group, The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ, as
deferred remuneration for previous employment prior to 2010. Lord Blackwell (Con): Non Executive director of Lloyds Banking Group plc Henry Bellingham (Con) – MP for North West Norfolk, Jonathan Djanogly MP (Con) for Huntingdon, Dominic Grieve, MP for Beaconsfield (Con) – all former members of Lloyds. Lord Leitch (Lab): Deputy Chairman, Lloyds TSB bank plc; advisor of Lloyds Banking Group plc; Trustee, Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales. Baroness Scott of Needham Market (Lib Dem) Member, Lloyds Register Advisory Committee (unremunerated)

Dominic Dalli - Sovereign Capital – Andrew Lansley MP (Con) South Cambridgshire - the hedge fund owns Care UK – the founder John Nash and his wife funded the Conservative party to the tune of £203,500 for over 5 years. Sovreign run a string of private health firms.
Fellow founder Ryan Robson is another major Tory donor who has given the party £252,429.45.
His donations included £50,000 to be a member of the party’s “Leader’s Group”, a secretive cash-for-access club.


Penny Dash - McKinsey & Co – David Milliband MP (Lab) 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.

Alistair Dick - Serco – Lord Filkin (Labour) – advisor to Serco – several other Lords have shares in Serco.

Andrew Gardner - Harmoni - purchased by Care UK who are financed by Bridgepoint. Chairman of Care UK, John Nash gave £21,000 to Andrew Lansley to run his office when he was shadow health secreatary in 2009. Bridgepoint have Lord Patten of Barnes as an advisor.

Mike Gordon - Healthcare at Home

Aatif Hassan - August Equity

Dominic Hollamby - Rothschild - Oliver Letwin MP (Con) for West Dorset – involved in NHS negotiations with Danny Alexander during coalition formation -
He was a director of N.M. Rothschild & Sons from 1991 to 2003 and a non-executive director from 2005 to 2009.

Mark Hudson - Graphite Capital

John Ivers - Saga Homecare

Giles Johnson - CIL

Bart Johnson - Assura Medical

Ray King - Bupa – Baroness Bottomley (Con) is director of Bupa Health insurance. Mark Simmonds MP (Con) for Boston and Skegness received £4,512.76 for a fact finding visit in 2009. Lord Edmiston (Con) Shareholdings in Bupa finance plc. Lord Hamilton of Epsom (Con) has a directorship with MSB Ltd (Management Consultancy) who have BUPA as a client. Lord Leitch (Lab) is chairman and non-executive director of Bupa. Baroness Liddell (Lab) is an associate member of Bupa. Lord Jones of Birmingham (Lab) unpaid associate of Bupa.

Logan Logeswaran - Runwood Homes

David Lyon - Carewatch

Khawar Mann - Apax – Lord Warner (Lab) – former advisor to Apax Partners.

Bruce McKendrick - Voyage

David Mobbs - Nuffield Health

Michael Neeb - HCA

Mike Parish - Care UK – Andrew Lansley MP (Con) for Cambridge South – received money from John Nash the Care UK chairman to run his private office in 2009 as shadow health minister (£21,000)

Ali Parsa - Circle Health – Mark Simmonds (Con) MO for Boston and Skegness – Advisor to Circle Health.

Mike Parsons - Barchester Healthcare – Baroness Ford (Con) – chairman of Barchester Healthcare Ltd. Chairman of Grove Ltd, a holding company for Barchester Health.

Chai Patel - Court Cavendish

David Porter - Apposite Capital

Nigel Rawlings - Assura

Sean Riddell - EMIS

Rob Roger - Spire Healthcare - David Ruffley (Con) MP for Bury St Edmonds
a strategic advisor to Partnership Group Holdings Limited. PAG Holdings Limited, which is majority owned by Cinven Funds. Cinven is a leading buyout firm, who bought 25 private hospitals from Bupa. Other UK investments include. Spire Healthcare, who run private healthcare hospitals, and whose clinical director Jean-Jacques de Gorter said the use of private sector would spiral as a result of Andrew Lansley’s reform proposals.

Peter Russell - RBS

Philip Scott - The Priory Group – Lord Ashcroft (Con) -
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  - Lord Patten of Barnes -
Adviser.  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. Eight of these companies remain as their current investments, which include four in the UK at a combined investment worth over £1.1 billion.

Adrian Yurkwich - Silverfleet Capital

2 comments:

  1. HCA International links to MPs -in the US:

    "In 2006 HCA International described its first joint venture with the NHS, the PFI University College London Hospital (UCLH), as "the establishment of Harley Street at UCLH".

    HCA-UCLH provides cancer treatment to those who can pay from the 15th floor of the hospital. But currently some of HCA's American hospitals are under investigation for refusing care and performing unnecessary investigations and treatment, including cardiac surgery. A decade ago it paid the federal government $1.7bn to settle fraud charges, while former chief executive Rick Scott – now the Republican governor of Florida – managed to avoid prosecution."

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/aug/27/nhs-privatisation-toxic-world-healthcare


    Nicholas.

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