Kingsley Healthcare restructures as part of digital growth strategy

Wasantha Darshana

Kingsley Healthcare has restructured its digital, marketing and IT department to prepare the company for its next phase of growth.

The strategy has been set by Wasantha Darshana, who moves from his position as group IT, marketing and PR director to a new role of chief digital and innovation officer.

‘I am determined to ensure Kingsley becomes an even stronger brand in the digital age,’ said Darshana, who joined the operator in 2004. ‘We will be looking to capitalise on digital innovation using emergent technologies such as internet of things, big data, AI and blockchain to transform every aspect of the business.’

He will be working with Jay Lambert, who have moved from the role of data analyst to data scientist and systems developer.

Daya Thayan, Kingsley chief executive, said: ‘As a forward-looking company we want to make sure we are always at the forefront of digital developments taking place. Wasantha has been leading the roll-out of new technologies for the past 17 years or more. I am delighted he will now be leading us into an exciting new era of digital innovation.’

As part of the restructure, Stephen Pullinger will move from his role as head of public relations to take on additional responsibilities as marketing and customer relations director.

Elsewhere, a content marketing manager will be recruited to work with Pullinger and digital marketing manager Chathura Kannangara.

IT manager James Guest will take on more responsibilities under the new structure as group information systems and security manager. He will continue to provide IT support with the help of its Canthus back office operation unit in Sri Lanka. However, his main focus will be to streamline IT systems and network, and monitor cyber security.

Graphic designer Gordon Powles becomes design and production manager.