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 joined BMI Healthcare as Chief Financial Officer in September 2015 from a role as Group Finance Director of Mecom Group plc, a listed pan-European media group.
Prior to this, Henry’s experience was in the industrial and regulated sectors, as Group Financial Controller of DS Smith plc and Eastern Group plc, and an auditor and advisor with Price Waterhouse. Henry is a Chartered Accountant.
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.
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.