Our management team

Our management team

Mike Parish

Chief Executive

At a glance

  • With Care UK since 2001.
  • Previously director with FTSE 100 supply chain solutions provider, Exel PLC, working in a range of industry sectors across Europe, the Americas and Africa.
  • Has chaired the NHS Partners Network, the representative body for organisations supplying healthcare services to the NHS, and has been a non-executive director and a trustee of the NHS Confederation.
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Philip Whitecross

Chief Financial Officer

At a glance

  • Has worked in healthcare since 2000, most recently as Chief Executive of InHealth, where he oversaw average organic growth in excess of 25% per annum.
  • Previously worked across a number of sectors including leisure, media and IT
  • Since 2011 has worked on a number of healthcare and non-healthcare projects as a consultant.
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Andrew Knight

Managing Director, Residential Care Services

At a glance

  • Joined Care UK in February 2014.
  • Previous role was the managing director of Weight Watchers UK.
  • Prior roles were in the hospitality and leisure sectors as a Director for Punch Taverns Plc, Spirit Group, and Allied Domecq.
  • Also held a non-executive directorship at an NHS Trust.
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Jim Easton

Managing Director, Health Care

At a glance

  • Joined Care UK in February 2013.
  • Currently Chair of the NHS Partners Network, the branch of the NHS Confederation representing independent sector providers.
  • Previously was National Director of Improvement and Efficiency at the Department of Health. Led the national Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) project that works across the NHS to improve both quality and efficiency.
  • Was also Chief Executive of the NHS South Central Strategic Health Authority, and Chief Executive Officer of York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Almost 30 years’ experience in the NHS, with experience in primary care, mental health, healthcare commissioning and policy development.
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