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Our management team

Our management team

Jim Easton

CEO, Health Care

At a glance

  • Joined Care UK in February 2013.
  • Currently Chair of the NHS Partners Network, the branch of the NHS Confederation representing independent sector providers.
  • Previously was National Director of Improvement and Efficiency at the Department of Health. Led the national Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) project that works across the NHS to improve both quality and efficiency.
  • Was also Chief Executive of the NHS South Central Strategic Health Authority, and Chief Executive Officer of York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Almost 30 years’ experience in the NHS, with experience in primary care, mental health, healthcare commissioning and policy development.
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Suzanne Lawrence

Managing director, Primary Care

At a glance

  • Joined Care UK in May 2009.
  • Previously worked as a healthcare management consultant for PwC in Singapore and for a private equity firm in Dubai as a director of healthcare strategy. 
  • Worked in the NHS for 12 years in a variety of acute trusts both as director of strategy and director of operations.
  • Started out as a graduate trainee on the NHS management training scheme.
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Andy Lunt

Managing director, Secondary Care

At a glance

  • Joined Care UK in October 2016
  • Andy has 15 years of healthcare management experience. 
  • Before joining Care UK, Andy spent 12 months working in social care to broaden his understanding and experience of the wider health sector
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Marjorie Gillespie

Medical director, Primary Care & Caldicott Guardian

At a glance

  • Joined Care UK in November 2012 when the company acquired Harmoni.
  • Joined Harmoni in 2009 as a self-employed GP and was appointed in January 2010 as clinical director in a GP practice with a walk-in centre, and an out-of-hours service.
  • Became a Harmoni regional medical director in East of England in June 2012, then national medical director in September 2013, overseeing all clinical aspects of Care UK’s primary care services.
  • Still works as a GP in clinical practice and out-of-hours services in North East Essex, an area which includes highly deprived areas.
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Rob Loveland

Medical director, Secondary Care & Responsible Officer for Care UK

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At a glance

  • With Care UK since January 2015.
  • Prior to joining Secondary Care he was the medical director of an NHS trust.
  • Spent 24 years in the NHS as a consultant anaesthetist and director of intensive care. 
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Barry Nee

Chief information officer

At a glance

  • Joined Care UK in May 2013.
  • First role at Care UK was Group Transformation Director. Since 2015 had been Care UK's Chief Information Officer.
  • Previously spent 15 years at Accenture, a global consultancy company, working for health and public sector clients.
  • Extensive change and operational experience across several settings, including 3 years working as part of the NPfIT programme.
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