Our people

The Board of Directors and Senior Leadership Team 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.

Peter Bamford, Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director

Peter Bamford was appointed as Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director in May 2017. Peter does not intend to seek re-election at the Company's next annual general meeting and will step down from the Board on 16 May 2019.

Current external appointments

  • chairman of Superdry Plc
  • chairman of B&M European Value Retail S.A.

Skills and previous experience

Peter was chairman of Six Degrees Holdings Limited from 2011 to 2015 and a non-executive director of Rentokil Initial plc from 2006 until 2016. He was also a director of Vodafone Group plc from 1998 to 2006 where he held senior executive roles, including chief marketing officer, chief executive of Northern Europe, Middle East and Africa and chief executive of Vodafone UK.

Prior to this, Peter held senior positions with WH Smith plc (being a director between 1995 and 1997), Tesco plc and Kingfisher plc. He has served on the boards of public companies for the last 21 years and has extensive experience in developing and growing businesses and brands internationally. Peter was also a director of PRS for Music Limited between 2008 and 2014, being their chairman from 2010.

Peter is chair of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.