Medica Group: Tom Riall and Andrew Cannon

Hastings-headquartered teleradiology provider Medica Group has appointed Tom Riall as chair and Andrew Cannon as chief executive. These changes follow the acquisition of Medica by IK Partners last July, which saw Medica delist from the London Stock Exchange.

Riall has experience of operating in the healthcare sector and in outsourced services businesses, He is currently chair of Kingsbridge Healthcare Group, the Irish hospital group with hospitals on both sides of the Irish border, and chair of dental care provider MyDentist. He formerly worked in several senior roles at Serco, the outsourced service provider to the public sector, including chief executive of the global services division, and he was also chief executive of MyDentist and mental healthcare company The Priory Group.

Cannon replaces Stuart Quin in the chief executive role and will join Medica in early April from Voyage Care, a provider of specialist care for people with learning and physical disabilities, brain injuries, autism, and complex needs, where he has been chief executive since 2015. He has senior leadership experience in healthcare services and previously spent 10 years at Bupa, where he held a number of senior commercial leadership roles, including managing director of care services, director of healthcare delivery and head of customer services, after spending the earlier part of his career in finance-related roles.

Pete Wilson, partner at IK Partners, said: “The group’s ability to attract such high-calibre individuals is testament to the strength of its service offering, the quality of its people and both Tom and Andrew’s belief in the market opportunity for Medica.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank Stuart Quin for his leadership of the group over the last four years and wish him the very the best when he leaves his role as CEO at the end of January.”

Riall commented: “I am thrilled to have joined Medica at such an important time given the role we play, in partnership with our customers, to help reduce imaging backlogs, bring down waiting times and ultimately improve clinical outcomes for patients. I have been hugely impressed with the relentless focus of our teams to deliver outstanding services to our customers.”

Cannon added: “As well as its market-leading position, one of the key attractions for me when deciding to join Medica was the focus on service quality and the highest standards of clinical governance. I look forward to working closely with Tom and the rest of the team at Medica to continue delivering collaborative and responsive telemedicine solutions that put patient outcomes at the heart of everything it does.”

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