Civitas Investment Management: Vivienne Howell, Adel Oucherif and Richard McKenzie

Vivienne Howell CIM
Vivienne Howell

London-based Civitas Investment Management has made three senior appointments. CIM invests in government-backed community specialist healthcare and social housing real assets that produce beneficial and sustainable social outcomes.

Vivienne Howell has been appointed healthcare director in the corporate finance team. She has with significant healthcare sector experience and was previously a senior member of the Deloitte healthcare M&A team, advising owners and investors across the sector for the past 14 years. Before that, Howell qualified as a chartered accountant at KPMG in South Africa.

Adel Oucherif joins CIM as European director in the European real estate team, from Henderson Park where he was most recently a principal in the acquisitions team with a focus on platform building and operating companies across continental Europe. During that time, he participated in raising promoted co-investment capital across a variety of transactions. Prior to that, he held real estate sector roles at Mount Kellett between 2012 and 2015 and at Blackstone between 2008 and 2012.

Adel Oucherif CIM
Adel Oucherif

Richard McKenzie has been appointed healthcare specialist in the healthcare team, with a focus on operations across the CIM portfolio of care provider partners. McKenzie has worked in senior roles in specialist care providers for more than 25 years, most recently as chief executive of the Christchurch Group between 2017 and 2019, overseeing an exit process on behalf of Sovereign Capital. He has held a variety of executive positions in independent healthcare, including at Partnerships in Care, Care Aspirations, Choice Lifestyles, Chancellor Care, Curocare and Optima Care. McKenzie is currently chairperson of Inmind Healthcare and senior advisor to Envivo Care Group.

Richard McKenzie CIM
Richard McKenzie

Andrew Dawber, group director at CIM said: “Taken together, these appointments reflect our ongoing growth ambitions as we launch in Europe and expand our healthcare real estate offering. This will provide much needed capital in high-impact strategies that deliver positive social outcomes for people in their communities.”

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