Virgin Care appoints chief operating officer

John Lee, chief operating officer, Virgin Care

Virgin Care has appointed John Lee as chief operating officer.

Lee has over 18 years’ experience working across both the NHS and private healthcare sectors. He began his career at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and joined the National NHS Management Trainee programme in 2006, with placements at Bart’s and the London, McKinsey and the Department of Health.

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Since 2010, he has led initiatives across sales, operations, strategy and transformation in both the public and private sectors working with commissioners and clients in the NHS, and with local authorities.

Commenting on his appointment, Virgin Care CEO Vivienne McVey said:John is an experienced international health and social care business leader with a proven track record, and having worked both in several NHS organisations and in the private sector, brings with him a wealth of experience appropriate to support us with continuing to deliver the high quality services we have created today whilst focussing on how we demonstrate our capability to support the health and care sector of tomorrow.’

The appointment was made by Compass Executives.