Our directors are responsible for the strategic development and leadership of SpaMedica. Working together, they help to make our systems and processes as efficient and effective as possible, and constantly evaluate our services to see where refinements or improvements can be made. They also ensure our policies and practices reflect the statutory requirements set out by the Care Quality Commission, Government, and other regulatory bodies.
The directors make sure our company values – safety, integrity, kindness and transparency – are reflected in everything we do.
Dr Alex Silvester MBChB (hons) MSc MBA CMgr FCMI is an Ophthalmologist and Medical Director at SpaMedica. Alex has an interest in epidemiology and big data and is a member of the Vision Loss Expert Group which provides global technical leadership in the development of epidemiological estimates for blindness and visual impairment.
Alex has published papers in high impact journals including the Lancet, the British Medical Journal and the British Journal of Ophthalmology. His work on reducing topical antibiotics following routine cataract surgery was shortlisted for a Public Health England Antibiotic Guardian award. He regularly presents at international conferences on improving cataract surgery outcomes, risk stratification, and clinical governance, most recently at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Alex is a member of the Veonet International Medical Board.
Jamie has over 25 years senior management experience in both field-based and Head Office positions in the healthcare and hospitality sectors, including Head of L&D for McDonald’s UK, and Head of Static Operations for Alliance Medical.
Jamie’s passion lies in strategic planning, team development and operational excellence. As Director of Central Operations at SpaMedica, Jamie leads various head office functions ensuring delivery of first class support for field-based operational colleagues leading to the delivery of outstanding patient service and care.
Julian is a senior executive with significant experience within the healthcare industry spanning 14 years. Julian has worked for many of the top ten private healthcare providers and his experience in pathway development and NHS integration has resulted in many high-level contract awards. His commercial acumen has resulted in the successful sale, acquisition and merger of a number of hospitals.
Joanne brings with her 25 years’ worth of People, Operations and Leadership experience at director level within a number of very large national companies, such as Tesco, Asda and – most recently – the Vet Group side of Pets at Home.
As the Chief People Officer, Joanne is responsible for developing the People Strategy for SpaMedica, ensuring that the business continues to provide world-class service and standards of care for our patients.
Furthermore, Joanne looks to further our approach to staff engagement, learning and development, and recruitment.
Martin brings to SpaMedica over 16 years’ experience in senior finance roles, with 4 years at MyTravel/Airtours plc as a Corporate Finance Executive and over 12 years with Great Rail Journeys Ltd as Chief Finance Officer.
As the CFO of SpaMedica, Martin leads the strategic and commercial financial functions that assist in the growth of the business. He also plays a key role in providing information systems that support business decisions and deliver critical and accurate data on a consistent and timely basis to our teams.
Nick has over 20 years’ experience working in the pharmaceutical sales and marketing arena with a variety of healthcare companies. Nick’s passion is for performance coaching and personal development. Since joining the business, Nick has redesigned the Promotions Team, its structure and especially the strategy of how we promote our quality and service to external parties and clinicians, whilst ensuring the service we offer to our clinicians and patients is of the highest standard possible.
Richard has extensive experience of senior leadership roles across a range of sectors and businesses, including a number of years working at board level in healthcare. As the CEO of SpaMedica, Richard has responsibility for overseeing every aspect of the business, making sure our day-to-day operations run smoothly and helping to set the long-term plans and goals for our future. He is responsible for our growth, our culture and – most importantly – for ensuring that we deliver the best quality care and excellent outcomes for our patients.
Simon has been in senior leadership roles in healthcare for 20 years, and was previously the Executive Director of The Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle, South Manchester – the largest private hospital outside of London. Simon’s responsibilities include quality assurance across all our hospitals, ensuring SpaMedica is able to deliver and evidence the best patient care, safety and outcomes to its stakeholders. Simon also supports the Operations Team to drive consistency in the quality of care that they deliver.