Executive Team

London Bridge Hospital Executive Team

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Mr. John
Reay

Chief Executive Officer

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Mr. John Reay

Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer, John is committed to taking the hospital forward as one of the leading private hospitals in the United Kingdom. John has led the hospital since December 2000, during which time it has grown rapidly; acquiring two additional buildings on site, as well as developing the hospital’s outpatient centres across the Capital. As well as his role at London Bridge Hospital, John is CEO at The Lister; another of HCA’s world-leading private hospitals. John previously managed the Parkside Hospital in Wimbledon and was initially trained in healthcare by BUPA Hospitals Limited, after having served in the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers for 11 years. John regards his primary challenge as developing the quality of the hospital’s services and letting the world know how good the doctors and staff are at the hospital. He says, “We have demonstrably excellent outcomes and the multidisciplinary teamwork here is second to none.”

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Mrs. Nicky
Simmons

Chief Operations Officer

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Mrs. Nicky Simmons

Chief Operations Officer

As Chief Operations Officer, Nicky is responsible for all non-clinical areas at London Bridge Hospital, as well as having overall responsibility for our outpatient and diagnostic centres. Nicky joined London Bridge Hospital in 2013 after five years with our sister hospital, The Wellington. Previous to joining HCA, Nicky held a number of different healthcare roles, both within the private sector and the NHS. She says, “In all honesty, I fell into healthcare after starting my career in the business world. Over a decade later, I am proud to be working for London Bridge Hospital, where quality is at the forefront of all that we do. I am totally committed to exceeding patient and visitor expectations at all times.”

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Ms. Deirdre
Madden

Chief Financial Officer

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Ms. Deirdre Madden

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Deirdre is committed to the financial health of the hospital. Deirdre joined us in 2011 from our sister hospital, The Portland, where she also worked as CFO. Previous to joining HCA, Deirdre worked in the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to that, she qualified with PwC as a Chartered Accountant. Deirdre is passionate about driving the quality and success of London Bridge Hospital, ensuring that we are renowned as a world-leader in private medical care.

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Miss. Sarah
Innes

Chief Human Resources Officer

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Miss. Sarah Innes

Chief Human Resources Officer

Sarah joined London Bridge Hospital in 2012, following her role as Chief HR Officer for the HCA Corporate Offices. Sarah started working in healthcare following a period of working in HR roles within the financial recruitment and advertising industries. Working in partnership with hospital Line Managers, Sarah is responsible for the delivery of HR strategy at London Bridge Hospital. This helps to support the patient journey and ensures all employees are equipped to deliver an exceptional service. Sarah’s role also ensures that all people policies and procedures are applied consistently and fairly across the hospital.

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Ms. Kerry
Barham-Smith

Chief Nursing Officer

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Ms. Kerry Barham-Smith

Chief Nursing Officer

Kerry was appointed as Chief Nursing Officer at London Bridge Hospital in November 2013. She joined the hospital in December 2012 as Deputy Chief Nurse, before progressing to Acting Chief Nursing Officer in May 2013, then on to her current role. She previously worked for Nuffield Hospitals for 12 years as the Head of Clinical Services in two facilities, and was responsible for covering the Cromwell Hospital ITU and Surgical Services Manager role, as well as having provided independent nursing consultancy within both private and NHS hospitals. Kerry manages twenty departments across a range of specialties and is focused on achieving the highest clinical standards and outcomes across the hospital. She is dedicated to promoting best practice and creating a culture of clinical excellence throughout London Bridge Hospital.

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Dr. Kamal
Ahmed

Medical Director

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Dr. Kamal Ahmed

Medical Director

Kamal joined London Bridge Hospital in a clinical capacity as a Consultant Renal Physician when the hospital first opened in 1986. He established a Renal Unit with a multidisciplinary team, renowned nationally and internationally for the management of renal failure patients with dialysis and transplantation. In 1999, he was appointed as the Hospital Clinical Director, to provide leadership for clinical standards, audit and clinical governance across the whole hospital. His post is unique in the private sector, and ensures that safety of practice and delivery of care is maintained to the highest standard across the complex and multiple specialties of the hospital.

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