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Our management team

Andrew Thornton, Hospital Director
Andrew joined Aspen Healthcare as Claremont Hospital Director in January 2018. He has held various Director posts within the public & private sector including Nuffield Health & Bolton NHS Foundation Trust. Andrew is continuing with the hospital’s multi-million pound investment programme.  Watch Andrew’s video here
Carol Jones, Director of Nursing & Clinical Services
Carol became Director of Nursing & Clinical Services at Claremont in May 2013 & is responsible for quality governance & all things clinical. Carol is a qualified nurse with over 20 years’ experience in the private sector holding roles in Nottingham & North Staffordshire.
Nicola Manton, Facilities Director
Nicola has worked at Claremont since 2004, her key responsibilities consist of hotel services, hospital purchasing and supplies & the health & safety of the hospital. In 2019 Nicola achieved a Masters Degree in Business Administration. She is an accredited World Host Facilitator delivering customer service training to staff. Nicola previously managed student accommodation for Sheffield students.
Richard Lee, Administration & Financial Projects Director
Richard joined Claremont in 2014, he is responsible for the financial strategy & governance of the hospital. He previously spent over 8 years working as Finance Manager within Nuffield Health, Circle & the NHS. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accounts.
Nicola Ashworth, Guest Relations Manager
Nicola joined the Claremont team in November 2016 and oversees our the Medical Records, Reception & Private Patient Teams. She takes very good care of our patients ensuring they have a smooth journey with us from start to finish. Nicola loves meeting people & thrives on providing excellent customer service.
Paula Lee, Business Development Manager / Head of Publications
Paula joined Claremont in 2015. She has over 25 years’ experience working in marketing & design previously working for over 15 years at both Sheffield Universities. Paula is involved with all aspects of Marketing & Business Development at Claremont & is also Head of Publications for the Aspen Healthcare Group.
Amy Irlam, Physiotherapy Manager
Amy joined the team in 2014 becoming Physiotherapy Manager in 2020. At Claremont, Amy is responsible for the inpatient & outpatient physiotherapy team, ensuring we offer a range of evidence based & effective physiotherapy interventions.
David Bell, Ward Manager
David has worked at Claremont since 2004 & he manages the ward & day-case unit. David qualified as a nurse in 1984 & has worked exclusively as a surgical nurse since then; achieving his first degree in 2006 & a Masters Degree in Advanced Nursing Practice in 2012. David is also an accredited World Host customer service facilitator.
Ron Davis, Theatre Manager
Ron joined Claremont in 2016. He has 35+ years’ experience working in theatres & healthcare most recently as Theatre Manager with Spire Healthcare in Worcester. He spent 8 years in the Royal Army Medical Corps, 10 years with BMI, four years at Queens Hospital & 10 years with Ramsay Health Care UK.
Dora Eko, Pharmacy Manager
Dora has been Pharmacy Manager at Claremont since 2006 & this is her first role within private healthcare. Her previous roles as Pharmacist & Pharmacy Manager have been NHS hospital & community-pharmacy based. Dora’s key responsibility is the provision of pharmacy services, which she delivers along with her team.
Mark Mortimer, Head Chef

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Heather MacPherson, Pre-assessment Services Manager
Heather joined Claremont in 2004 & has been in her current role as since 2021. Heather is responsible the Pre-assessment Team, Laboratory team and is also the Infection Prevention Lead for the hospital.
Leon Coppinger, Materials Manager

Leon joined Claremont in 2019, he managers the purchasing of all hospital requirements & stores team ensuring quality is key. He has spent over 20 years working in all aspects of inventory management, previously in fashion & automotive industries. He drives the Claremont’s supply chain & financial strategies forward.

Will Banyard, Building Services Manager
Will has been leading the Building Services Department since 2014. Will is enjoying working in the independent sector for the first time. Will has overseen the transition of the department from Support Services to Building Services & has expanded and developed his team.
Megan Walker-Smith, Out-Patient Manager
Louise Pindar, Radiology Manager
Laura Taylor, Capacity Manager

Laura joined Claremont in 2019 with 20 years experience of working in the NHS. Laura manages the scheduling of the three main theatres at Claremont. She leads the NHS admin team and works closely with wider Hospital trusts in the area.