Who’s Moving: Nuffield Health, Asthma UK and Community Integrated Care

11 Sep 2017 News

Mark Adams, new chief executive of Community Integrated Care

Our weekly summary of the latest movers in the charity sector.

Chief executive

Mark Adams has been appointed chief executive of health and social care charity Community Integrated Care.

Adams replaces Phil Pelger, who has completed his 12-month tenure as interim chief executive at the organisation. He has over 35 years of experience working in the national and international healthcare sectors.

Adams joins Community Integrated Care from Anglo Arabian Health, a healthcare management business, based in Dubai. He helped AAH grow to become the fifth largest healthcare operator in the United Arab Emirates.

Fundraising and communications

Asthma UK has appointed Jessica Holland as its new deputy director of media, campaigns and brand experience, according to an announcement by the charity.

Holland will be responsible for the strategic development, direction and delivery of Asthma UK’s integrated campaigns media work and branding, and will report directly to Nina Blackett, the organisation’s director of marketing and digital, who joined during the summer.

She was most recently head of brand marketing and PR at ActionAid. Prior to that she worked for youth development charities British Exploring Society and vInspired.

Finance and strategy

Mahmood Shafi has been appointed as the new medical director at Nuffield Health.

Shafi, a consultant gynaecological surgeon and oncologist at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, will play a critical role in Nuffield Health’s quality and care initiatives and will work closely with the board.

He previously held director positions in the NHS and has been chair of the Medical Advisory Committee at Nuffield Health’s Cambridge Hospital for eight years. 


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