Former Aspen CEO appointed as One Healthcare chairman

Desmond Shiels, chair of One Healthcare

One Healthcare Partners Ltd has appointed Desmond Shiels as its chairman.

Shiels has worked in the independent healthcare sector for more than 25 years and spent 17 years at Aspen Healthcare, including 12 years as chief executive officer. He previously worked at HCA and Ernst & Young.

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He has also served on trade body boards including as chairperson of the Association of Independent Healthcare Organisations, prior to its amalgamation with the Independent Heathcare Provider Network.

Compass Executives advised on the appointment.

‘I am delighted to welcome Des to the One Healthcare team,’ said Shay Ramalingam, investment director of Octopus Investments and board director at One Healthcare. ‘He has extensive knowledge and experience in the sector, and will help us to continue to grow One Healthcare and build on our success to date.’