Tony Bourne, Chairman

Tony joined as Chairman in July 2014.

Tony is currently a non-executive director at various companies including Barchester, one of the UK’s largest residential care home businesses, Spire Healthcare, the leading UK listed private hospital and healthcare provider, and Bioquell Plc, a London Stock Exchange-listed company with a leading position in bio-decontamination and in testing, regulatory and compliance services. For nearly nine years up to late 2013, he was Chief Executive of the British Medical Association. Prior to joining the BMA as Chief Executive, Tony was in investment banking for over 25 years, most recently as a partner at Hawkpoint. Previously, he was at BNP Paribas where he was Global Head of the Equities Division, a member of the Managing Board of the Group and a member of its four-person worldwide Corporate Finance Committee. Prior to that he was at Merrill Lynch both in London and New York. Tony has also held non-executive director positions with various organisations including Southern Housing Group, one of the country’s largest providers of social housing, where he served on the main board for nine years until 2013 and chaired the Audit Committee, the Finance Committee and the Remuneration and Nominations Committee as well as serving as a member of the Treasury Committee, and Scope, which focuses on cerebral palsy and is one of the UK’s largest charities.

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