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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.

David Bennett

Chairman

David Bennett became chairman of Virgin Care in October 2019, following a long and wide-ranging career in senior roles in the public and private sector. As a former Head of the Number 10 Policy Unit under Prime Minister Tony Blair, and several years as Chairman and Chief Executive of Monitor where he was responsible for the economic regulation of the health sector and for overseeing around two thirds of NHS trusts with a combined £46bn turnover, David has extensive knowledge of the Health and Social Care systems. Since leaving Monitor he has worked with a number of businesses that are seeking to help the NHS deliver better services to its users. In these and other roles David has gained significant hands on and board-level experience of building, re-structuring and running a variety of businesses.

Michael Medlicott

Non-Executive Director

Michael Medlicott is non-executive director to the Virgin Care Board and was appointed in December 2015. Michael was previously a non-executive member of the Civil Aviation Authority board. He has many years’ experience of the transport and tourism sectors including a senior management position at Delta Airlines and was Chief Executive of the British Tourist Authority. Michael sat on the Board of Manchester Airports Group from 2002 until joining the Board the CAA. He is currently Senior Non-Executive Director of OCS Group Ltd and Chairman of Myriad Holdco Ltd.

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.

David Deitz

Chief Financial Officer

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 Chief Financial Officer, overseeing property, procurement, group finance, as well as commercial finance, legal, corporate governance and contract management.

Anita Waters

Non-Executive Director

Anita is a non-executive director to the Virgin Care Board and Legal Director at the Virgin Group. She has been with Virgin since 2008 and is responsible for protecting and enhancing Virgin’s portfolio and reputation by advising on a broad range of strategic matters. Prior to joining Virgin, Anita worked as a corporate lawyer at Herbert Smith Freehills.

Caroline Ng

Non-Executive Director

Caroline Ng is a non-executive director to the Virgin Care Board and a managing director of investments at the Virgin Group. Caroline joined Virgin in 2009 and is responsible for investment execution and portfolio management. Her current board positions include Virgin Active and Virgin Care. Prior to joining the Virgin Group, Caroline worked in M&A at Goldman Sachs and prior to that as a consultant at OC&C Strategy Consultants.

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