Former Secretary of State for Health Stephen Dorrell joins LaingBuisson as chairman

Stephen Dorrell chairman & Henry Elphick ceo

LaingBuisson, the UK’s leading healthcare market intelligence provider, today announces the new appointments of The Right Honourable Stephen Dorrell as chairman and Henry Elphick as CEO.

Stephen Dorrell was a Member of Parliament for 36 years and during his career held the position of Secretary of State for Health and Chair of the House of Commons Health Committee.

Henry Elphick joins the Company from Jefferies International Limited where he was European Joint Head of Healthcare Investment Banking, advising healthcare companies on mergers and acquisitions and capital raising in the debt and equity markets across Europe.  Full biographies are in the Notes to Editors.

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The appointments are effective immediately and are part of an ordered succession plan. The founder of the Company, William Laing is stepping down from a full time executive role. Mr Laing will remain on the Board as a Director.

LaingBuisson has been providing insight, data and analysis on health and social care market structures, policy and strategy for the past 30 years.  Its clients include the major independent sector healthcare providers in the UK as well as investors, government and regulators.

Stephen Dorrell, Chairman, said: “This is a time of immense change in the healthcare sector.  There are multiple challenges, including demand pressures, rising costs, and an increasing willingness among citizens to challenge traditional decision-making processes. This is all against a backdrop of severely constrained resources and now, Brexit. I believe that LaingBuisson is in a unique position to advise its clients on how to manage the implications of these substantial market, economic and policy challenges.”

“William Laing has created an extraordinary company and I am delighted to be appointed as Chairman. Henry and I bring extensive and complementary skills and networks. Together, we are well positioned to take the business forward.”

Henry Elphick, CEO, added: “LaingBuisson is already a trusted advisor to its clients and plays a major role in the UK’s healthcare sector as the definitive source of market information and data.”

“With the appointment of Stephen as Chairman and myself as CEO, our immediate focus will be to continue acting as close advisors to our clients. However, in these changeable times, we believe there is further potential for adapting and broadening our offering of products and services to help our clients better understand the complex challenges and opportunities of the market today.”

“We are looking forward to working with William as an ongoing Director, the rest of the Board and the team at LaingBuisson.”



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