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Our executive team

Our people help to make Virgin Care one of the most innovative providers of health and social care, with many of our colleagues caring for people 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Dr Vivienne McVey

Chief Executive Officer

One of the founders of the business, Dr McVey qualified in medicine at the University of Cambridge and she began her career in 1986 as a GP in London and Beaconsfield. She went on to become chair of the Professional Executive Committee of her PCT, a front runner in developing practice based commissioning and new ways of delivering health services in the community. Vivienne has overseen the growth of Virgin Care since it began and has most recently led our national transformation programme. Dr McVey has been a member of the Virgin Healthcare Holdings board since 2011.

Lynne Shamwana

Chief Financial Officer

Lynne is a fellow of the institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, having trained with KPMG. Lynne was previously Global Finance Director of Christie’s, the international art auction house and has held a variety of senior finance and management roles at Centrica Plc, Goldfish Bank plc and Alliance and Leicester plc. Lynne is an independent member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Department of Work and Pensions and a member of the Women’s Development Board of the Microloan foundation, a UK charity aimed at alleviating poverty in sub-Saharan Africa.

Dr Pete Taylor

Clinical Director

Peter qualified in medicine in 1987 and began his career as a GP in Yorkshire. As well as primary care, Peter worked in a wide variety of medical fields including disability assessment and occupational health, before his career took him into medical management and leadership. Peter has a wealth of experience working with the public and independent sector developing and implementing quality programmes to improve health and social care, and meet professional and regulatory standards. Peter joined Virgin Care in 2010, where he leads our quality function providing leadership to all of our services across the country.

Stuart Rennison-Price

Chief Operations Officer

Stuart started his career in food retail spending over 18 years working across blue chip brands including Asda, Morrisons and CostCutter Supermarkets Group. Stuart joined Virgin Care Ltd as the Chief People Officer in 2006 with responsibility for People, Service, Brand and Marketing. Stuart is currently covering the Chief Operating Officer Role for Anita Andrews who is temporarily on a period of maternity leave. Stuart has a deep experience of developing organisational and functional strategy whilst remaining connected to the business to ensure tactical operational delivery and transformation programmes are executed with rigour and that colleagues and service users benefit.

Samantha Kane

People Director (Maternity Leave)

Samantha has worked in various HR leadership roles since 2006 and mainly in the public and third sector, including Police, Prison Service and Local Authority. She has held a number of senior roles in the Health and Social Care Sector, including Public Health, Welfare, Prison Health, Learning Disability and Mental Health services. Samantha has a breadth of experience in delivering large scale change and transformation programmes across in Health and Social Care sector and is passionate about the people agenda. She joined Virgin Care in 2017 to help co-create and execute the people and service strategy. Leading a national team of Business Partners she introduced Workforce Plans for all services and worked with local leadership teams on critical people issues including recruitment, talent management and the mobilisation of new services. She joined the Executive Team in November 2018 as People Director.

David Deitz

Commercial Director

David has a proven track record in finance management, business development and corporate strategy within the healthcare sector. He started his career in the healthcare industry over twelve years ago, beginning as a consultant and providing service redesign and commissioning expertise to the NHS. David joined Virgin Care as Head of Business Development in 2009, having had the central role in developing and executing the strategy for the growth of the business. Some of his key accomplishments include winning over £900million revenue from NHS contracts as well as being awarded Virgin Care Star of the Year in 2012. After working for the largest healthcare service provider in the UAE for five years, David re-joined Virgin Care in 2018 as Director of Commercial Finance, with the responsibility of overseeing the commercial performance of all Virgin Care services. At present, David is Virgin Care’s Commercial Director, overseeing Commercial Finance, Contract and Performance Management and Business Development.

Anita Andrews

Corporate Services Director

Anita has been with Virgin Care for 11 years and has been an Ops Director for 5 of those years. Building on her success in various operational and commercial roles, Anita was appointed as Chief Operating Officer in 2016. Anita has worked in the NHS since 1995, initially in finance and commissioning roles before joining Virgin Care (then Assura Medical) in 2007. Passionate about providing services that are responsive to those who need it, by empowered front line colleagues who get the best outcomes. Anita has recently returned from Maternity leave and is currently undertaking new role of Corporate Services Director on an interim basis. This role includes leadership of the People Team and IM&T team. She will also oversee the Brilliant Basics Critical project as per our strategy. Anita says she finds that caring for the most vulnerable within our society is the most rewarding part of the work she does.