Our people

The Board of Directors and Executive Committee at Spire Healthcare Group plc bring with them a wealth of experience within both the UK and internationally, in healthcare and other industry sectors. Our people are our difference, it's their dedication, warmth and pursuit of excellence that sets Spire Healthcare apart.

Jenny Kay, Independent Non-Executive Director

Jenny Kay was appointed an independent Non-Executive Director in June 2019.

Current external appointments

  • senior independent director at East London NHS Foundation Trust

  • Skills and previous experience

    Jenny brings extensive experience as a front line registered nurse and subsequent experience in senior management and board roles across the NHS including as Director of Nursing in a successful acute Trust in Kent. She also worked at the Department of Health in the Chief Nursing Officer’s team, leading on communications. Additionally Jenny has experience as Director of Quality in a Clinical Commissioning Group.

    Jenny’s clinical background is in children’s nursing – she was a ward sister at King’s College Hospital for many years, specialising in care for children with liver disease and children requiring intensive care. Jenny trained at St Thomas’ (RGN) and Guy’s Hospitals (RSCN).

    Before commencing her nursing career, Jenny studied languages at Durham University and she also has a Masters degree in Business Administration from the Bristol Business School.

    Jenny is a member of the Clinical Governance and Safety Committee and has been designated Spire's Non-Executive Director Lead for Safeguarding.