{my}dentist: Tom Riall and Nilesh Pandya

Nilesh Pandya Copyright ©Darren Casey DCimaging

After nearly six years as chief executive, {my}dentist has appointed Tom Riall as executive chairman, leading the company’s overall strategy, effective 1 April, replacing Kevin Beeston who will become an independent non-executive director.

Nilesh Pandya, the current deputy chief executive and former chief financial officer, has been appointed as chief executive to take overall responsibility for the day-to-day operational performance of the business and the execution of the company’s three-year plan.

Riall said: “After nearly six years at the helm of this fantastic business, I am delighted to be taking on the new role of executive chairman and handing over the reins to Nilesh Pandya, who I look forward to continuing to work with as we deliver on our three-year plan.

“During my time as chief executive, I have been fortunate to work with an outstanding team across {my}dentist and it is a result of their constant hard work that the business is in such a strong position today: we have built the leading network of dental practices anywhere in the country, our private revenues are growing faster than ever before, and a record number of clinicians are choosing to join our practices and build their careers with us.

“We have achieved an enormous amount in the last six years and our three-year plan is designed to build on that success, ensuring we continue make {my}dentist the best place for clinicians to practise in UK dentistry so that more patients than ever can get access to the high-quality affordable care they need.

“With Nilesh in the role of chief executive, and supported by our proven management team, I am certain that we will succeed in this aim, continuing to provide unrivalled support to our colleagues, clinicians and patients, and transforming how dentistry is delivered in the UK.”

Pandya, said: “I am delighted to be taking on the role of chief executive at {my}dentist, which I have had the privilege of working at for the last three and a half years. This is an outstanding business with a fantastic team in place at every level of the organisation and a proven track record over the last six years. Our strategy is designed to build on this past success, continually improving the quality of care we deliver, making {my}dentist the best place to work in UK dentistry, investing in our systems and practices, growing private dentistry and ensuring we maximise productivity for our clinicians. All so that we can achieve one clear objective: to provide more patients than ever with access to high-quality, affordable oral healthcare. I look forward to continuing to work with our existing management team, and our new executive chairman, as we deliver on this important plan and take advantage of the many opportunities that lie ahead.”

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