Find out more about Nuffield Health's senior executives.
Steve Gray, Chief Executive Officer
Steve Gray took over the role of Nuffield Health Chief Executive Officer on 1st December 2015. He previously led the development of the health and wellbeing services at both Lloyds Pharmacy and subsequently at AS Watson, where he was Healthcare Director. Steve has over 25 years’ experience working primarily within the healthcare sector, holding a number of leadership, commercial and operational positions.
Upon joining Nuffield Health, he identified that in order for the next stage of the organisation’s development to be successful, Nuffield Health’s structure needed to change in order to allow for working in a truly integrated manner. One of his first steps was to bring together the wellbeing and hospital divisions into One Nuffield Health, both at an executive board and at an operational level. Steve’s vision places members, patients and customers at the heart of the organisation.
Dr Andrew Jones, Chief Operating Officer
Andy joined Nuffield Health in 2007 as the organisation’s first Medical Director, after completing his surgical training in Leeds and working as a GP in Lincolnshire. In 2012 Andy became Managing Director of Corporate Wellbeing leading the growth in Nuffield Health clinical services such as Physiotherapy and Health Assessments as well as workplace wellbeing provision. When the Corporate and Consumer Wellbeing Divisions united to form one Nuffield Health Wellbeing team, Andy oversaw the transition and took up the role of Managing Director of Wellbeing.
With Steve Gray’s arrival, Andy took up the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer. Andy is responsible for the delivery of services and standards across the whole organisation. He ensures that the services that we offer to patients, members and businesses are of the highest standard.
Alan Payne, Chief Digital and Information Officer
Alan has a proven record as a successful digital and technology leader at organisations of all sizes. His experience includes over 25 years in Healthcare, Banking, Capital Markets and Insurance, bringing digital innovation, vision, knowledge, drive and the ability to deliver globally across multiple businesses and support functions. Alan has lived and worked on four continents; he holds an Honorary Professorship at the UCL Faculty of Engineering (Intelligent Systems) and has specific research interests in Digital Heath, Artificial Intelligence and entrepreneurship.
He joined Nuffield Health in 2016 having held roles at Bupa as Group Digital Director and Head of Healthcare IT. In the role of Chief Digital and Information Officer, Alan’s focus is on bringing IT and digital together enabling a step change, driving development and increasing the organisation’s digital health offering.
Greg Hyatt, Chief Financial Officer
Greg is an experienced finance professional, with extensive knowledge and understanding of both the leisure and healthcare sectors. Joining Nuffield Health in 2008, Greg has been a key player in supporting strategic and operational changes as Nuffield Health continues to develop its proposition.
Greg oversees the financial side of the business, including relationships with banks and financial institutions, as well as supporting our property and procurement activity. Prior to joining Nuffield Health, Greg worked as Finance Director within a privately backed care home business. He moved into this role following a significant period within multisite leisure businesses, holding key positions in major UK operators during a period of significant market consolidation. Greg’s roles in these organisations, covering both finance and commercial directorate, cemented his view that excellence in service delivery is the key in driving businesses forward.
Caroline Smith, Business Development Director
Caroline has a wealth of industry experience spanning across a wide range of healthcare services, regulated and unregulated, outsourced services alongside the pharmaceutical industry and direct to the NHS. In her previous role as Partner at Management Solutions for Healthcare Caroline worked with Healthcare at Home, A.S. Watson and the Pennine Acute NHS Hospitals Trust.
At Nuffield Health, Caroline is responsible for driving the organisation’s strategy, delivering capital programmes, leading improvements for our members and patients and managing new projects such as Manchester and the innovation pipeline.
Chris Blackwell-Frost, Chief Customer Officer
Chris’ background spans over 25 years across the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors. Working as a pharmacist initially, Chris progressed into managerial positions in pharmacy sales and the development of clinical services. While at Lloyds Pharmacy he built an exceptional track record in strategic marketing, acquisitions and brand development. After roles with AAH Pharmaceuticals as a Sales Director and Market Development Director at Celesio UK, Chris joined Nuffield Health in April 2016.
He is responsible for the sales and expansion of Nuffield Health services ensuring that a customer first approach is always taken. Chris also leads on corporate affairs, marketing and the promotion of the Nuffield Health brand.
Luke Talbutt, General Counsel and Company Secretary
Luke joined Nuffield Health in July 2010, after spending 14 years within the pharmaceutical industry, most notably as Legal & Corporate Affairs Director for the UK division of Astra Zeneca. At Nuffield Health, Luke has the responsibility of running the Legal, Quality and Safety teams and sitting as Secretary to the Board of Governors and the other main Board Committees. Particular responsibilities include monitoring and managing the Board level risk registers, conducting quality assurance/audit programmes across the organisation and acting as the FCA Approved Person and managing the Data Protection Officer for the business. Luke is also responsible for the Group’s statutory reporting obligations to both Companies House and the Charity Commission.
Dr Davina Deniszczyc, Medical Director
Davina joined Nuffield Health in 2009, where she found an organisation that shared her passion for preventative medicine. She has held roles as London Clinical Lead, Professional Head of Physicians and in 2013 Davina became Medical Director, Wellbeing. She completed her medical degree at The University of Manchester and gained membership to the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2007.
She completed part of her training in Western Australia, adding valuable medical experience and an awareness of cultural difference to her portfolio. As Medical Director and Responsible Officer at Nuffield Health, she chairs the Quality Committee which prioritises patient care, safety and the very highest professional standards.
Debbie Mansfield, HR Director
As an executive level qualified HR Professional, Debbie is helping accelerate Nuffield Health’s transformation through great leadership, ensuring our people engage in our brand, have the time to care for our customers and embrace new innovations. She holds Chartered membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Debbie first began working for Nuffield Health in 2006 after spending a number of years in retail in various senior roles. In her 10years at Nuffield Health she has had extensive experience leading organizational transformations and has held a number of different roles including Senior HR Manager, Head of HR Corporate Wellbeing & Central Office and HR Director of Wellbeing. As HR Director she is a strong advocate for inclusion and diversity, and would like Nuffield Health to be widely recognized as an employer of choice. Her team is focused on creating the conditions for high performance, reimagining leadership and talent practices in the digital age to help attract, develop, inspire and reward the very best people.
Debbie believes that our people bring to life what is different about us, they are advocates for all we do and how we do it and it is important that they feel supported, and have a sense of common purpose and values that connect us across the organisation to bring our unique proposition to life. Debbie lives in Surrey, she is married to Ed and they have a 15yr old son Mikey.