Our People

Here are just a few of the friendly faces you’ll see when you visit SpaMedica. We have more than 500 staff with a huge range of experience and skills. We’re here to help and are focused on supporting every single one of our thousands of patients through their surgery, treatment and appointments.

  • Paul Stout
    Chief Executive Officer

    Paul is dedicated to growing SpaMedica across the UK, drastically reducing waiting times for treatment, continuing to deliver the highest quality care and supporting thousands more patients to achieve better vision. Paul joined SpaMedica as the Chief Financial Officer focusing on...

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  • Anil Pitalia

    Anil is the founder of SpaMedica, with 20 years’ experience as a consultant ophthalmologist and surgeon. His vision was to develop state-of-the-art hospitals where every patient is cared for in the same way as we would expect our family and loved ones to be cared for. And this ...

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  • Martin Johnson
    Chief Finance Officer

    Martin brings to SpaMedica over 16 years in senior finance roles, with 4 years at MyTravel/Airtours plc as 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 ...

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  • Belinda O’Brien
    Chief Implementation Officer

    Belinda has more than 30 years’ experience working within healthcare and has played a vital role in the growth of SpaMedica over the last five years; providing an inspirational and supportive role to our clinical teams. Her responsibilities include the project management of new...

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  • Simon Shepherd
    Chief Operating Officer

    Simon has been in senior leadership roles in healthcare for 16 years, most recently as 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 ...

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  • Nick Baldwin
    Chief Commercial Officer

    Nick has 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 worked actively in redesigning the Promotion...

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  • Joanne Ratcliffe
    Chief People Officer

    Joanne brings with her 23 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 will develo...

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  • Alexander Silvester
    Medical Director

    Alex plays an important role as Medical Director, with more than eight years’ experience in healthcare. He is passionate about research and is currently involved in the Global Vision Database (http://www.globalvisiondata.org/ ) and the UK National Eye Health Survey (https://www...

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    Vision and Values

    Find out the vision of what we want SpaMedica to be and how our values help to deliver five-star patient care

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