Aspen Healthcare appoints new CEO

Aspen Healthcare announced today the appointment of a new CEO, Rob Anderson who will start as Chief Executive Officer, effective from 1 July 2019.

Rob has in-depth and widespread knowledge of managing healthcare organisations with a successful track record spanning 22 years in the independent healthcare sector; driving significant success as a Hospital Director and multi-site leader, managing over 30 UK independent sector hospitals during his career.

In 2015, Rob was appointed Operations Director for Spire Healthcare. During his tenure in this post, he was accountable for a diverse portfolio of hospitals and clinics, successfully developing a cancer strategy and managing over 3,000 employees and 2,500 consultants. Rob also had responsibility for overseeing the opening of Spire’s new build hospital in Nottingham, and the achievement of an ‘Outstanding’ CQC rating.

Since leaving Spire in late summer of 2018, Rob has been working an independent consultant, supporting a number of healthcare clients including Care UK’s hospital division and the Lister Hospital in Accra, Ghana.

In addition to these notable achievements, Rob is trained by PWC as a Consultant Partner in the delivery of their OpEx programmes. He is also is an active international hospital surveyor for the well regarded HQS (Ex Kings Fund) hospital accreditation programme, having worked on assignments in South Africa, Denmark, Cyprus, Turkey, Italy, Portugal as well as the UK. Rob brings with him experience working as a senior executive in Provident / PLC (FTSE 250) and Private Equity environments.

Speaking about the new appointment, Michael Brenden Davis, Chief Operations Office,  said:

“We are delighted to welcome Rob Anderson to Aspen Healthcare. Rob is a highly experienced leader who has played a key role in transforming numerous private hospitals across the UK (and globally) in size, scale, complexity, volume growth and profitability whilst focussing on quality and achieving outstanding feedback from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

During the rigorous recruitment selection process Rob demonstrated that he has the experience, values and commitment to continue delivering exceptional healthcare services to our patients and to lead Aspen Healthcare to even more success.”

Date: 04/06/2019
By: nturner