Justin Ash

Justin Ash 2018-01-24T12:45:12+00:00

Chief Executive, Spire Healthcare

Justin was Oasis Chief Executive from May 2008 until March 2017. In that time, he led the building of the UK’s first national consumer driven dental brand, backed initially by Duke Street and then by Bridgepoint. In that time Oasis grew from 125 to over 400 practices, becoming the innovator and number one in UK private dentistry, as well as the second largest NHS dental chain.

Justin led the successful sale of Oasis to Bupa in November 2016 for £835m, making Bupa the largest dental provider in the world. Post completion Justin stayed on to support Bupa in their dental strategy as Special Advisor Global Dental. He has just taken up a new role as CEO Spire Healthcare, a FTSE 250 company who provide private care and NHS care through 40 hospitals nationwide.

Previously, Justin was Managing Director of Lloyds Pharmacy where he grew the estate from 1250 to 1750 outlets, and led a refocus of the business towards health services. Justin has held several other senior retail positions including general manager of KFC in the UK/Ireland, part of YUM! Brands, and commercial director of Allied Domecq Spirits and Wines Europe. Justin was previously a senior consultant with Bain and Company in London and Paris. Justin holds a number of senior NED and advisory roles.

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