Chief Executive Officer
Karen joined BMI Healthcare in October 2017 as Chief Executive Officer, having previously held a number of senior roles within Netcare in South Africa.
As a Netcare Regional Director she was responsible for 23 hospitals with a combined 2,800 beds. Most recently she commissioned a 425 bed Public Private Partnership unit and 4 primary care facilities - the largest of its type in Africa - and engineered critical relationships with the Ministries of Health and Finance, the World Bank and the Development Bank of South Africa.
Karen has the benefit of understanding healthcare from both sides of the coin: she's been a practising clinician and has extensive hands-on operational experience of running clinics, hospitals and regions. Karen achieved her MBChB, a Masters General Practice (MPax Med) cum laude at Pretoria University and her MBA (cum laude) through the same university. Karen also holds a project management qualification.
Chief Financial Officer
Henry brings with him a remarkable international track record of success in the media, industrial and regulated sectors. He joins us from Mecom Group plc, the listed pan-European newspaper group, where he was Group Finance Director, a position he has held since 2009.
Having achieved a first in English Literature from the University of York, Henry trained as an accountant with Price Waterhouse, after which he held a series of senior financial roles including Group Financial Controller at DS Smith plc and Eastern Group plc.
National Director of Clinical Services
Liz Sharp has been with BMI Healthcare for 20 years and was appointed National Director of Clinical Services in March. As you know Liz is, by training, a nurse and has a strong operational and clinical background having held numerous roles including Regional Director, Hospital Executive Director, Director of Nursing & Quality Manager.
Liz and her team will continue to ensure we always put the patient at the centre of what we do and that we clearly demonstrate that we offer a consistent and safe level of care in all our sites. Liz will lead the clinical team in continually striving to improve what we do and remaining focused on the objectives of delivering the best patient outcome and the best patient experience in a cost effective way.
Group Medical Director
Steven Luttrell joined the BMI Healthcare team as Medical Director in January 2018, having previously held roles at Bupa including Medical Director Development, interim Director of Bupa Cromwell Hospital and Medical Director of UK Health and Care Services. He has also held Chief Operating Officer and Medical Director roles in the NHS.
Steven’s medical specialty is as a consultant general physician and geriatrician, and he is also trained as a legal barrister.
National Director of People, Performance & Quality
Robin was appointed in March and was previously on the Executive Board at Ramsay Health Care. Robin has substantial experience in Risk Management, Human Resources, Organisational Development, Health and Safety, Wellbeing, and Clinical Services. She also has a strong operational background, an MBA and allied health qualifications.
General Counsel and Company Secretary
Cathy joined BMI as Senior Legal Advisor in 2005 and was appointed General Counsel and Company Secretary in June 2011. Prior to BMI, Cathy was a Senior Lawyer at the specialist healthcare law firm, Capsticks, and acted for a number of organisations, including NHS bodies and private healthcare companies. Her experience of a broad range of issues including commercial transactions, procurement and regulation and governance is invaluable to BMI.
Cathy, who holds a degree in Jurisprudence from Oxford University, will lead her team in supporting the business across a wide spectrum of operational and organisational issues.
Having begun his career in the NHS, Justin initially joined BMI Healthcare from EY’s Healthcare practice in 2010 and has run three of its hospitals. Following nearly three years at Alliance Medical Limited where he sat on its UK Board, Justin re-joined BMI Healthcare in 2016, joining the Executive Committee in January 2017 initially as Director of Capital Investment and then as Commercial Director.
He is responsible for delivering revenue growth through our payor groups, identifying new business opportunities, pricing and marketing.