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.

Simon Rowlands, Non-Executive Director

Simon Rowlands was appointed a NonExecutive Director in June 2014, although he served in a similar capacity prior to Admission having been an appointment of Cinven, the Company’s former principal shareholder. The Company does not consider Simon to be independent due to the senior position he held with Cinven.

Current external appointments

  • non-executive director of MD Medical Group Investment plc
  • founding partner of Africa Platform Capital

Skills and previous experience

Simon’s extensive knowledge of the Company and its markets, combined with his wise counsel over a number of years, were among the reasons he was asked to continue to serve as a member of the Board following Cinven’s sale of their shareholding in 2015.

He was a founding partner of the private equity firm Cinven until 2013, establishing and leading its healthcare team, and then served as a senior adviser until 2017. Simon founded a new private equity firm in 2016 focused on healthcare and consumer sectors of SubSaharan Africa. Prior to joining Cinven, he worked with an international consulting firm on multidisciplinary engineering projects in the UK and southern Africa.