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Michael Tobin OBE – Patchwork Health
Patchwork Health, the personal solution for the healthcare sector founded by NHS doctors, has welcomed technology entrepreneur and managing director Michael Tobin OBE as chairman of the company.
Tobin is the entrepreneur behind a number of global companies: he coordinated the merger between data center companies Redbus and Telecity, which made Telecity over £ 2 billion worth over £ 2 billion after a new exchange and sale in 2015.
He currently chairs a number of technology companies around the world including Audioboom PLC and BigBlu Broadband PLC, both of which are listed on the AIM market.
Tobin’s appointment comes as Patchwork Health, whose end-to-end human resource management solution is making healthcare workforce management across the UK more sustainable, prepares to support its 70+ NHS partners with service demand during winter peaks.
Michael Tobin OBE said: “The events of the past two years have shown how important the NHS staff are to each of us. By proactively developing a solution to the healthcare workforce crisis, the passionate, intelligent team at Patchwork is addressing a critical need in this key industry.
“Their ability to create value for shareholders is equally matched by the value they can deliver to the millions of employees, patients and employers who use health and care services on a daily basis. Experience on the Board of Directors.”
Dr. Anas Nader, Co-Founder and CEO of Patchwork Health, said, “We are delighted to have Michael on board as Chairman. There is no doubt how invaluable his vast experience and industry knowledge will be, and we are honored to work with him in the next stages of Patchwork’s development and growth. “
Mark Bygraves – Sitigrid
Sitigrid, the cleantech local energy market technology company that enables equitable local energy markets, today announced the appointment of Mark Bygraves, former CEO of wholesale power balancing and settlement market manager Elexon, as a part-time strategic advisor.
The appointment follows a number of other strategic appointments as Sitigrid seeks to strengthen its position and change the face of the current UK energy market. Commenting on his appointment, Mark Bygraves said: “The development of local energy markets and peer-to-peer trade between consumers and prosumers will play an important role in the decarbonization, decentralization and digitization of the energy markets over the next 5 years.”
Mark added, “Sitigrid has developed a market-leading distributed ledger technology platform that provides a high-performance, cost-effective digital market solution for suppliers and networks that will accelerate the establishment of these markets. I look forward to working with the Sitigrid management team to further develop the business. “
Jeff Whittingham, the newly appointed CEO of Sitigrid, added, “I am very excited to welcome Mark to Sitigrid and the exciting and innovative work we are doing to revolutionize and revolutionize the energy market.
“Mark brings a wealth of knowledge about industrial billing systems and processes that will be invaluable in developing Sitigrid’s local energy market platform. I look forward to working with him and the management team to position Sitigrid as the market-leading technology platform for local energy markets. “
David Richards – RAW Store
RAW Charging, a rapidly growing provider of charging solutions and infrastructure for electric vehicles for the UK’s net-zero future, announced the appointment of non-executive director David Richards.
David has experience in the automotive industry as the founder and chairman of the motorsport company Prodrive, whose focus in recent years has shifted to developing advanced technology solutions in the automotive, aerospace, marine and defense industries.
David is also currently Chairman of Motorsport UK and has 6 years experience as Chairman of the legendary British sports car maker Aston Martin. David also sits on the Advisory Board of the Cranfield School of Management, chairs the Board of Trustees of the British Racing Drivers’ Club Motor Sport Charity, and is the patron of the Greenpower school initiative.
He was named Commander of the British Empire (CBE) at the Queen’s New Year celebration in 2005 for his services to motorsport and has honorary doctorates and scholarships from the Universities of Wales, Coventry, Warwick and Cranfield.
In 2017 he was inducted into the Motorsport Hall of Fame and awarded the Spirt of Le Mans Award by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO). In his early career, David spent eight years as a professional rally co-driver and won the 1981 World Rally Championship while studying to be a chartered accountant alongside his training.
Bruce Galliford, CEO of RAW Charging, said, “We are very excited to have David join the RAW Charging executive team. His background and experience are extremely relevant and his skills will be invaluable in helping RAW become the leading EV charging provider in the UK and Europe. “
David Richards CBE said, “I am very excited to join RAW Charging as my interests continue to shift towards being carbon neutral.
“RAW helps introduce long-term renewable energies, infrastructure assets that will be critical to the electric vehicle revolution, and then reduce carbon emissions, which complements much of the work we are currently doing at Prodrive. I look forward to using my experience to help RAW grow rapidly. “
Sanchit Suri – QMetric
QMetric, the London-based insurtech company that provides home and car insurance under the policy, announced the appointment of Sanchit Suri as Chief Executive Officer, who will take the reins from co-founder Tony Deacon.
QMetric combines a data science approach to risk and pricing backed by a proprietary technology platform to deliver an end-to-end customer journey from pricing to claims. The brand is expected to hit the 1 million live policyholder milestone by the end of 2021.
Sanchit brings 14 years of experience advising (re) insurance and insurtech companies to JP Morgan, where he has held senior positions including managing director since 2019. Upon his appointment, Sanchit will work with Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer Adam Powell to guide the business into the next phase of its growth.
Sanchit Suri, QMetric Chief Executive Officer, commented, “I am very honored and excited to join the QMetric team and lead them into the next phase of its growth journey – the plans we have in store are very exciting.
“I would like to thank Tony for building an extraordinary company and I am really looking forward to working closely with Adam and the team.”
Adam Powell, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, added: “Over the past decade, QMetric has established itself as one of the UK’s most successful insurtechs. Few other market players have matched our rapid growth or positive EBITDA.
“Sanchit has a broad and accomplished background who will prove invaluable for the next chapter of Policy Expert’s journey.”
Sohail Hanif and Sultan Choudhury – National Zakat Foundation
The London-based Muslim charity National Zakat Foundation (NZF) has announced two new leadership positions. Sohail Hanif is the new CEO, while Trustee Sultan Choudhury has been named Chairman of the Trustee.
Sohail brings his expertise in Islamic law to the table after studying extensively with traditional scholars and doing a PhD from Oxford University. In his professional role, he most recently worked as a BA manager and lecturer at Cambridge Muslim College.
He was previously Head of Research and Development at NZF and will take over the role of CEO on December 1, 2021.
Sohail said, “I am very excited to be joining the NZF team, especially at a time of this growth. I am very much looking forward to working with the talented leadership team and developing the charity over the coming months. “
In addition to this important appointment, Sultan Choudhury OBE also joins the charity as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Choudhury brings over 20 years of financial experience to the table, having worked at companies such as Deloitte, Barclays and AI Rayan Bank, where he held senior management, director and executive positions.
In his new role as Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Choudhury will lead and direct the board of directors and oversee the strategic direction of the charity.
Sultan said: “I am very excited to take on this role as Chairman of the Trustee of NZF. Given the tremendous demand for additional support within the UK Muslim community, we have an abundance of opportunities to develop the community and provide what it needs. “
Nazia Hassan, Director of Communications at NZF, commented: “This is a very exciting time for the charity as we want to keep growing. We look forward to welcoming both Sohail and Sultan who will join our leadership team and help us accomplish our mission of connecting every Muslim in Britain through zakat. “
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