Spire Healthcare has announced that it's chief executive Rob Roger will step down this year to to take the helm of a large privately financed property business.
Roger played an integral part in the formation of Spire in 2007, subsequently becoming chief financial officer and then chief executive officer from 2011.
"He has overseen the significant growth of the company both organically and through acquisition, as well as successfully guiding it through both the Competition Commission investigation into the Private Healthcare Sector and then the Initial Public Offering on the London Stock Exchange," Watts said.
Roger will stay on at Spire until 30 June, at which point chairman Garry Watts will resume his previous role as executive chairman for a 12-month period.
Andrew White, who joined Spire in November as chief operating officer, will also join the board as an executive director with effect from 1st July.
John Gildersleeve, Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director, said: "Rob and Garry have been an effective team together at Spire for over five years."
"As Rob moves on I am delighted that Garry has agreed to resume his role as executive chairman. With Andrew joining him and Simon Gordon on the board, I am confident that our progress and growth will continue unabated."