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.

John Forrest, Chief Operating Officer

John joined Spire Healthcare in October 2018, after spending most of his career as a leading operator in the retail and hospitality industries.


Skills and previous experience

John started his career at Marks and Spencer, before moving to the Body Shop and then the Co Operative Group. In 2007, John joined Whitbread as the Head of New Openings and led the roll out of Premier Inn, before being promoted to COO at Premier Inn in 2011. In 2015, John moved to Greene King as COO for their retail division to lead the operational integration of the recently acquired Spirit Pub Company. Most recently, he was promoted to Managing Director for Greene King Pub Partners Business.



John is a member of the Executive Committee.