In a nutshell
I am currently Editor in Chief of International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ) and Executive Chairman of LaingBuisson International. I am regarded as one of Europe’s leading experts on private healthcare, medical tourism and cross border healthcare, attending and contributing to major conferences across the world on the subject.
I have been involved in private healthcare, medical travel and cross border healthcare since the 1990’s. My career has embraced the management of private hospitals in the UK, research and feasibility studies for healthcare ventures, the marketing and business development aspects of healthcare and medical travel and publishing, research and consultancy on cross border healthcare.
Mar 2018 to date
LaingBuisson is a leading provider of healthcare business intelligence, creating knowledge and sharing it with clients so better decisions can be made. My responsibilities include the role of Editor in Chief of the International Medical Travel Journal, chairing major events such as the IMTJ Medical Travel Summit, the Private Healthcare Summit and the Fertility Forum, authoring reports and providing consultancy on the private healthcare and medical tourism markets.
Sep 2003 to Feb 2018
Chief Executive Officer
Intuition is a web publisher specialising in the healthcare sector. Intuition manages Private Healthcare UK, the UK’s leading portal for private healthcare services, Treatment Abroad, the leading portal for medical tourism, the Harley Street Guide and several other healthcare sites.
2000 – 2003
EM:SEVEN COMMUNICATIONS LTD
Director of Emedia
Design and delivery of business communication programmes, both within organisations and to external audiences. em:seven acquired Icon Group in April 2000.
1998 – 2000
ICON GROUP LTD
Marketing communications agency, providing traditional and electronic design services, business communication and marketing services to the healthcare sector. Formed from the merger of Acumen Solutions and Concept Associates.
1996 – 1998
ACUMEN SOLUTIONS LTD
Co Founder and Director
A specialist developer of web sites, providing internet and intranet applications for healthcare organisations.
1993 – 1996
LOWE LINDSAY PARTNERSHIP
A consultancy providing marketing and business planning advice to healthcare organisations in the private and public sector.
1992 – 1993
HOSPITAL CORPORATION INTERNATIONAL GROUP PLC
The company owned and managed private healthcare facilities, which were public/private sector joint ventures.
1986 – 1992
The UK’s largest private sector provider of acute hospital care, psychiatric care, health prevention, screening and occupational health programmes.
Various senior marketing and operational positions
1978 – 1986
BEECHAM GROUP PLC
Major UK pharmaceutical company, now part of Glaxo Smith Kline.
Various marketing and sales management positions