The 2018 Power Fifty

The HealthInvestor Power Fifty 2018 will see the 50 most influential individuals in the market

The Power Fifty will be voted amongst the 50 via a blind ballot and the winners will be announced at the Awards evening on  28 November.

Leading investor

The HealthInvestor Power Fifty Leading Investor title is awarded to the individual – whether at a private equity firm, family office, REIT or institutional fund – that has spearheaded the most innovative deals or portfolio company exits in 2018.

  • Phil Bayliss, head of Later Living, Legal & General
  • Ruben Bhagobati, senior principal, AMP Capital
  • Benjamin Davis, chief executive, Octopus Healthcare
  • Laurent Ganem, founder & president, G Square Capital
  • John Godden, chief executive, Salutem Healthcare
  • Liz Jones, partner, Livingbridge
  • Kenneth MacKenzie, chief executive, Target Fund Managers
  • Andrew Ovey, head of healthcare, AXA IM – Real Assets
  • David Porter, managing partner, Apposite Capital
  • Justin Skiver, senior vice president – international, Welltower

Deal maker

Well executed deals require a quality transactional lead, and the HealthInvestor Power Fifty Deal Maker accolade goes to the leading corporate financier or property consultant that investors and operators wanted managing their deal in 2018.

  • Issy Corbett, head of M&A healthcare, Partner, Corporate Finance, PwC
  • Julian Evans, head of healthcare, Knight Frank
  • Hedley Goldberg, managing director, Rothschild
  • David Jones, partner, Deloitte
  • Matt Lee, managing director, head of UK healthcare, Lincoln International
  • Richard Lunn, managing director – care, Christie & Co
  • Tom Morgan, executive director, healthcare, CBRE
  • Andrew Nicholson, partner, KPMG
  • Richard Singh, partner, Gleacher Shacklock
  • Will Thompson, head of healthcare investment banking, EMEA , Barclays

Capital provider

M&A and company expansion just isn’t possible without injections of capital from lenders. This award celebrates the healthcare lead at a bank or alternative capital providers that has been the most supportive to operators and investors in 2018.

  • Derek Breingan, head of healthcare, Clydesdale & Yorkshire Bank
  • Jeremy Huband, head of healthcare, HSBC
  • Dasos Kirtsides, head of healthcare, Shawbrook Bank
  • Denis Knockton, head of mid-market healthcare, Metro Bank
  • David McHattie, head of public sector & healthcare, Barclays

Outstanding leader

Health and social care providers operate in undeniably tough trading conditions and growing companies in this environment requires a resilient, visionary and pragmatic leader. The HealthInvestor Power Fifty Outstanding Leader prize is given in recognition of the chief executive who encapsulates these qualities and more, and has steered their company most successfully through the year.

  • Justin Ash, chief executive, Spire
  • Jane Ashcroft, chief executive, Anchor Trust
  • Pete Calveley, chief executive, Barchester Healthcare
  • Andrew Cannon, chief executive, Vogage Care
  • Joy Chamberlain, chief executive, Elysium Healthcare
  • Carole Edmond, chief executive, Regard
  • Steve Gray, chief executive, Nuffield Health
  • Avnish Goyal, managing director, Hallmark Care Homes
  • Paul Jeffrey, chief executive, Caring Homes Group
  • Mike Parish, chief executive, Care UK
  • Jeremy Richardson, chief executive, brighterkind
  • Nick Sanderson, chief executive, Audley Retirement
  • John Strowbridge, chief executive, Avery Healthcare
  • Daya Thayan, chief executive, Kingsley Healthcare
  • Trevor Torrington, chief executive, Priory Group

Sector specialist

Necessary to every deal or company expansion plan, because of their deep sector knowledge, are the due diligence advisors. The HealthInvestor Power Fifty Sector Specialist award is presented to the advisor who has shown themselves most indispensable on transactions or as a source of strategic advice in 2018.

  • Clare Connell, managing director, Connell Consulting
  • Bhavna Keane-Rao, founder, BKR Consultancy
  • Andrew McKechnie, partner, PwC
  • Leonid Shapiro, managing partner, Candesic
  • Tony Stein, chief executive, Healthcare Management Solutions

Non-executive director

The HealthInvestor Power Fifty NED prize is given to an individual who has shown themselves to be a dynamic, must-have non-executive director or chairman of a health and social care company by being the perfect foil to the executive teams and an invaluable font of knowledge.

  • Stephen Collier
  • Robert Kilgour
  • Mike Parsons
  • Chai Patel
  • Ted Smith

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28 November 2018

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The Power Fifty 2018 categories:

  • Leading investor
  • Deal maker
  • Capital provider
  • Outstanding leader
  • Sector specialist
  • Non-executive director

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