Exemplar Health Care appoints Dr Graham Rich as new chairman

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Leading provider of specialist nursing care for adults living with a range of complex and high acuity needs, Exemplar Health Care, has appointed Dr Graham Rich as its Chairman of the Board.

As part of his role, Graham will be supporting the Exemplar Health Care Board to develop and implement the company’s strategic plan. He will work with the existing leadership team and advise on clinical governance, external stakeholder management and digital transformation.

Graham said: “I am very pleased to be joining Exemplar Health Care, at this key stage in the company’s history. I am looking forward to working with the team to promote excellent care so that every day is better for the people we support.”

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Graham has a wealth of experience in chair and non-executive director roles across the healthcare and technology sectors. A clinician by training, he started his career as a GP and has held a series of senior leadership positions, including CEO of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, CEO of West Hull Primary Care Trust and Director of Health Services for Boston Consulting Group. He has also served on the Boards of Cambian Group Plc and Allocate Software.

Following a highly successful executive career, Graham was most recently appointed Chairman of Healios, a rapidly growing technology enabled service for children and young adults with mental and neuro-developmental issues.

John Whitehead, CEO of Exemplar Health Care, said: “We’re delighted to have Graham on board. His extensive experience in the sector will support us through our ambitious growth plan over the next five years. His experience working with technology companies will bring added value to our digital transformation programme and his wealth of knowledge will strengthen our leadership team.”

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