Rutherford Health Board

Dr Mark Jackson

Non-Executive Chairman

Mark worked for many years as a GP practice lead before founding and growing his own successful company. He has also served on the boards of a number of well-known companies in the health and care sectors, including several years as the Chairman of Exemplar Health Care, Deputy Chairman of Allied Healthcare as well as Non-Executive Director at UME Group.

Rupert Lowe

Non-Executive Director

Rupert was Chairman of WH Ireland from 2008–15, a director of Torus (UK) (Lloyd’s Insurance) from 2011–14, Chairman/Director of Jubilee (Lloyd’s Insurance) from 2002 to present and is involved in a selection of family-owned businesses specialising in electrical, mechanical and data contracting as well as being a farmer. His charitable work includes past Chairmanship of the Prince’s Trust South East and support for the Duke of Edinburgh awards.

Dr Michael von Bertele CB OBE FRCP

Non-Executive Director

Michael was the Director General of the Army Medical Services until 2012 and then worked for two years as the International Humanitarian Director for Save the Children International, including leading their response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa in 2014. He is also a Non-Executive Director at Salisbury NHS FT. He was appointed OBE in 1994, Honorary Surgeon to Her Majesty the Queen from 2008–2012 and CB in 2012.

Sean Sullivan

Chief Restructuring Officer

Sean is a post-graduate scientist, with extensive industry experience coaching and advising both private and NHS providers and commissioners. Most recently he was Chair at the world-leading Bourn Hall IVF Clinics group and has been retained by a wide range of healthcare businesses including government regulators. In the past, Sean has provided evidence to the Parliamentary Select Committee on NHS spending as well as briefings to the Secretary of State. As Rutherford Health completes its build phase Sean has been appointed (Dec 2021) to ensure the new growth phase gets off to the best possible start.

Professor Karol Sikora

Chief Medical Officer

Karol is also a founder of the Company and has more than 40 years of experience as an oncologist treating patients worldwide. He is the former Chief of the World Health Organization’s Cancer Programme, and former Professor and Chairman of the Department of Cancer Medicine at Imperial College School of Medicine. Karol is still honorary Consultant Oncologist at Hammersmith Hospital, London and was the founding team member and Clinical Director of Cancer Partners UK. He is Dean and Professor of Medicine at Britain’s first independent Medical School at the University of Buckingham and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

Marcus King FCMA CGMA

Finance Director

Marcus has held senior finance roles at Rutherford Health plc since 2016 and was appointed acting Finance Director and Company Secretary in August 2019. Prior to joining the Group, Marcus spent 11 years at Illinois Tool Works, with his tenure culminating in a global group finance leadership role responsible for 15 businesses delivering US$200m revenue per annum. Marcus is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant.

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