Exemplar Health Care welcomes new Chairman, Dr Graham Rich

12 March 2021

Dr Graham Rich is Chairman of Exemplar Health Care

Exemplar Health Care is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Graham Rich as its new Chairman of the Board. Dr Rich brings a wealth of experience gained from a successful career across the healthcare and technology sectors, including CEO of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and CEO of West Hull Primary Care Trust.

Exemplar Health Care is a leading provider of specialist nursing care in England.

Graham joins the company as Chairman, supporting the Board to develop and implement the Company’s strategic plan.

He'll work with the existing Leadership Team and advise on clinical governance, external stakeholder management and digital transformation.

Graham has a wealth of experience in Chair and non-executive Director roles across the healthcare and technology sectors.

A clinician by training, Graham started his career as a GP and has held a series of senior leadership positions including CEO of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, CEO of West Hull Primary Care Trust and Director of Health Services for Boston Consulting Group. Graham has also served on the Boards of Cambian Group Plc and Allocate Software.

Following a highly successful executive career, Graham has built out his non-executive portfolio, and was most recently appointed Chairman of Healios, a rapidly growing technology-enabled service for children and young adults with mental and neuro-developmental issues.

Commenting on the appointment, Stephane Etroy, Head of European Private Equity at Ares Management Corporation, said: “Dr Graham Rich brings a wealth of expertise to Exemplar Health Care which will further strengthen the Leadership Team.”

John Whitehead, CEO of Exemplar Health Care, says: “We’re delighted to have Graham on board. His extensive experience in the sector will support us through our ambitious growth plan over the next five years. And his experience working with technology companies will bring added value to our digital transformation programme.”

About his new role, Dr Rich added: “I am very pleased to be joining Exemplar Health Care, at this key stage of the company’s history. I am looking forward to working with the team to promote excellent care so that every day is better for the people we support.”