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.

Justin Ash

Justin Ash

Chief Executive Officer

Justin Ash was appointed chief executive officer and an executive director in October 2017.

Current external appointments

  • Member of the strategic council of Independent Healthcare Providers Network
  • Chair of the trustees of Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET)

Skills and previous experience

Justin was previously chief executive of Oasis Dental Care between 2008 and 2017 before leading its sale to Bupa. Prior to this, he was managing director of Lloyds Pharmacy and has held several other senior retail positions including general manager of KFC in the UK/Ireland, and commercial director of Allied Domecq Spirits and Wines (Europe). Justin was previously a senior consultant with Bain and Company in London and Paris, and a non-executive board member and chair of the audit and risk committee of Al Nadhi Medical Company. He was chair of Independent Healthcare Providers Network until December 2020 and of The New World Trading Company Co. until August 2022.

Justin is the chair of the Executive Committee, and a member of the Clinical Governance and Safety Committee, Disclosure Committee and Safety, Quality and Risk Committee.