Meet the team

Imperial Private Healthcare’s senior management team has exceptional experience in the field of medical and private care.

Nick Fox joined Imperial Private Healthcare as the director in October 2016. Nick moved in to healthcare after senior director roles in a variety of different companies, both in the UK and internationally. His career began in marketing for one of the biggest global brands at the time, before moving into business management and working for Nuffield Health, helping them redevelop and grow one of their flagship hospitals and working on their strategic plans around health and wellbeing.

Prior to joining Imperial Private Healthcare Nick worked for BMI, the largest independent group of hospitals in the UK.

Nick firmly believes in putting patients at the heart of everything that we do and in empowering staff to take ownership in being the very best that they care be for the benefit of the people in our care. He is delighted to be part of such a well respected Trust, managing a fantastic brand with a great future.

Professor Davies is the clinical director of Imperial Private Healthcare and professor of vascular surgery at Imperial College, London. He trained at Cambridge, Oxford, Bristol and Harvard and runs a very productive academic department. He has worked in private healthcare within Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust for over 20 years.

He has a wide experience in health care with previous roles as head of clinical governance for surgery and anaesthesia in the Trust, NICE committees, advisor to NHS England, advisor to BUPA, private practice representative for ASGBI and Venous Forum and member of FIPO. He also advises internationally on issues of healthcare to governments, independent societies and commercial bodies.

Professor Davies believes that Imperial Private Healthcare can offer the optimal care to private patients within the setting of an NHS institution. The collaboration between the NHS and its private arm enables all patients to benefit with respect to improved outcomes and experience.

As head of programmes, Louise is responsible for ensuring that any new services we offer to patients are implemented as seamlessly as possible, as well as ensuring that any changes to the existing services are managed smoothly. Louise also ensures that our facilities are of an exceptional quality and leads the team in any facility improvement projects.

Louise has worked for Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust since 1985, initially as a clinic receptionist, but more recently as the service manager for the private services at Hammersmith Hospital. Her positive attitude, hard work and dedication to Imperial Private Healthcare ensures that standards are always high.

Alistair Russell joined Imperial Private Healthcare as the Head of Business Development in January 2018.

He began his career with the successful development of sports and outdoor education services at Essex County Council, transforming them in to sustainable revenue generating businesses whilst delivering quality social outcomes. He then spent four years in Australia leading commercial development for Surf Life Saving; Australia’s iconic volunteer emergency service charity.

After returning to the UK, Alistair began his career in healthcare, working for both London Air Ambulance and more recently Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, where he successfully implemented Evelina London Children’s Hospital first commercial strategy.

Alistair strongly believes that in delivering high quality improvements and new services we will continue to provide the very best service to our private patients whilst also providing financial support to Imperial College Healthcare’s NHS services.

Teresa has many years of experience as a senior nurse. She has held a number of managerial posts including service manager for ambulatory care and theatre at the Whittington Hospital and head of nursing at Barnet and Chase Farm hospitals. She was also deputy director of nursing at Barnet and Chase Farm hospitals, before taking on the role of deputy nursing director in the division of investigative sciences at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

Teresa trained as a nurse at Charing Cross Hospital and following this spent a significant part of her career working within intensive care and theatre at a variety of hospitals.

Teresa brings a tremendous amount of experience to Imperial Private Healthcare, building on the existing skills within our team.

She is passionate about nursing leadership and ensuring that our nursing team do the best for our patients, their friends and their families.

Hamza Najib joined Imperial Private Healthcare in 2019.

As head of business administration, Hamza is responsible for managing the whole business function and operational processes for private practice at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

After completing his MBA, Hamza joined NHS and his previous roles include working as performance & information manager at East London Foundation Trust and senior business manager at University College London Hospital.

He believes that we care for patients and families at their most vulnerable times, and he feels privileged to be in a position to ensure that our teams deliver truly world class support and care

Yvette Butcher, Imperial Private Healthcare

Yvette joined the Imperial Private Healthcare team in January 1998.

Her first role was as overseas visitors liaison officer based at Charing Cross Hospital, where she worked closely with the medical teams and communicated with patients, relatives and carers where English was not their first language.

She later became the Charing Cross Hospital business manager and was responsible for the administration team and day to day running of the department. Her focus on was outstanding customer care, something she still believes in strongly 20 years later.

In 2018 she took on the role of service manager for The Thames View at Charing Cross. Her ambition is that while working alongside the lead nurse and our clinical lead, we will continue to develop and improve our services. She believes an integral part her role is to work closely with all of our stakeholders to be the best that we can be.

Yvette believes that we should provide a welcoming, caring 5* hotel environment to all of our customers, providing an outstanding patient experience and a service that they would happily recommend to all their friends and family.

Yajna Seewooruthun, Imperial Private Healthcare

Yajna joined Imperial Private Healthcare as service manager of the Robert & Lisa Sainsbury Wing in October 2018, having  previously  managed the outpatients department at Charing Cross Hospital. Her career in healthcare started when she joined the marketing department at Fortis Clinique Darné (FCD) in Mauritius. She then moved into operations, launching a number of initiatives to improve patient experience and managing an outpatient satellite clinic.

Yajna was the head of patient services at FCD when she decided to move to the UK and join the NHS. She completed her BA in Applied Communications with Management from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne and holds an MSc in Marketing from the University of Leeds.

Along with the lead consultant and lead nurse, Yajna is responsible for the management of the Robert & Lisa Sainsbury Wing. She strongly believes that each one of us plays an important role in ensuring a patient’s wellbeing and looks forward to working with the team in ensuring a great patient experience.

Portrait of lead nurse Jill Kitching

Jill has had a broad range of experience within the NHS and also the private sector, having worked at the Cromwell, Portland and Princess Grace hospitals.

Following her training at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, she went on to complete her midwifery training in Nottingham City Hospital and undertook a theatre course at University College London. A broad range of clinical roles followed, including working in specialist clinical areas such as theatre, fertility and IVF and gynaecology, and as a transplant coordinator.

Jill then moved into an outpatient manager role within Nuffield Health, working in a team to open a new hospital. She continued managing clinical areas as clinical lead and clinical services manager looking after a range of clinical and administrative areas. She also worked closely with the Nuffield Health marketing team in head office to develop evidence based and patient friendly procedural information brochures for patients.

Jill joined Imperial Private Healthcare in 2014 as clinical practice educator and then shared a role as the nursing associate project lead for Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. After many years working with and managing staff, Jill is keen to support her team to help them develop their careers.

Nick Loizou Lindo Wing

As the Service Manager for the Lindo Wing, Nick is responsible for the day to day running of the site. His role encompasses service development and improvement, consultant liaison and front of house services.

Nick is part of a site based triumvirate with our site lead consultant and lead nurse to cover clinical, business and operational aspects of our service.

Having represented the department on wide ranging clinical change and transformational projects, experience as the service manager for the Robert &  Lisa Sainsbury Wing and a diverse legal and communications background, Nick brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role.

Tim has over a decade of nursing experience which includes a period of time as a ward manager on a large elective orthopaedic ward and then on a busy London polytrauma ward. He also has considerable experience looking after emergency surgical, urology and medical patients.

Tim believes that nursing should be epitomised by its focus on patient care. He supports the nursing staff to deliver a personalised approach giving patients the confidence to know that they are safe in the caring hands of Imperial Private Healthcare.

Luisa Sweeney is our modern matron in the Lindo midwifery team. She  has over 25 years’ experience as a registered midwife, both privately and in the NHS, including as a maternity matron.

Luisa joined Imperial Private Healthcare in May 2016.

As commercial manager, Kim is the main point of contact for insurers and embassies around all financial issues.

Kim has worked within the Trust for many years in a wide variety of roles, spending time in theatres, A&E and psychiatry before joining private healthcare in 1992.

She believes that patients should choose Imperial Private Healthcare because of the high level of support from specialist services within the wider Trust and the excellent skill mix of our nurses at all sites.

Joshua Tannios joined the Imperial Private Healthcare team as our international business healthcare manager in 2018.

Joshua gained his MBBS/BSc from the faculty of medicine at Cairo University. He completed his Master’s degree in cardiology and worked in intensive care units as a specialist for several years, followed by working on the Canadian Medical board MCCEE in 2007.

Following that, he moved to the UK and worked as medical advisor at the Qatar Medical Office and the Kuwait Health Office for many years.
He has since studied his MBA at the London School of Commerce.

Joshua believes that building awareness of Imperial Private Healthcare services within the private sector is key and that providing high-quality services that meet expectations will ultimately benefit our NHS services.