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Spire CEO Rob Roger to depart

Staff writer |
London, United Kingdom - March 15, 2016, London, United Kingdom - Spire Healthcare Group plc, a private hospital group, announces that Rob Roger has informed the board of his intention to leave Spire.

Mr. Roger will remain as Chief Executive Officer of the Company until 30 June 2016 in order to manage the presentation on 17 March 2016 of the Company's annual results for the financial year ended 31 December 2015 and to ensure an orderly handover.

Garry Watts, the Company's Chairman, has agreed to resume his previous role as Executive Chairman (a role he held from 2011 to 2014).

Mr. Watts will assume this role immediately and for a period of up to 12 months from Mr. Roger's departure.

Andrew White, who joined Spire in November 2015 as Chief Operating Officer, will join the Board as an Executive Director with effect from 1 July 2016.

Mr. White joined Spire as Chief Operating Officer on 1 November 2015 from Serco where, as a member of the Executive Team, he held a number of senior positions including CEO Serco UK and Europe, Group Operations Director and Group Marketing Director.

Prior to Serco, Mr. White worked at Nomura Principal Finance Group and served as an Army Officer in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and the first Gulf War.

Mr. White holds a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Leeds University, graduated from the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and attended Harvard Business School Advanced Management Programme 184.

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