Meet Our Team

Here are just a few of the friendly faces you’ll see when you visit SpaMedica. We have more than 600 staff with a huge range of experience and skills. We’re here to help and are focused on supporting you and our thousands of other patients through your surgery, treatment and appointments.

  • Paul Stout

    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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  • 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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  • 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 hosp...

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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 SpaMedica’s Medical Director, with more than eight years’ experience in healthcare. He is passionate about research and is currently involved in the Global Vision Database and the ...

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  • Christine Purslow
    Director of Optometry

    Professor Christine Purslow joined SpaMedica as our first Director of Optometry, to lead and expand our team of specialist Optometrists working across our eye hospitals in the UK. Chris brings her extensive experience from optometric practice, academia, teaching and mentoring to ...

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  • Julian Griggs
    Southern Regional Director

    Julian is a senior executive with significant experience within the healthcare industry spanning 12 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...

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