Director, The Private Patients’ Forum
Don Grocott came into the private healthcare sector as director of the Private Patients’ Forum with personal experience as a patient and a background in medical devices and the third sector. Starting in marketing with Procter & Gamble and with a career in consumer-related businesses, he believes that customers (patients) are central to successful business. His view is that change in the current conduct of private healthcare will benefit patients and will also grow the market – and that a properly funded PPF can make a difference.
Don has spent a significant part of his career in trade and representative bodies always with the aim of getting greater cohesion and effectiveness. He was the founding chairman of the Optical Confederation, a president of the European Contact Lens Manufacturers Federation (Euromcontact) as well as founding chairman of a public awareness organisation in optics.