Appointment of new GP Care Chairman

As we start the New Year, GP Care is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Andrew Manning as Non-Executive Chair. He will be leading the GP Care Board in the development of its strategy and functioning as well as overseeing the working of GP Care’s Executive.

Andrew has a track record of high level leadership, business growth and commercial success. He is locally based, was trained at PwC and EY, has an MBA from Bristol Business School (UWE) and is an alumnus of Harvard Business School.

His previous roles as Chair, CEO, COO, General Manager and Non-Executive Director have been broad ranging in a variety of market leading businesses, including professional services, business & property and therapeutic care services. Andrew has worked across the private sector, professional body and the third sector, most latterly as the CEO of Bevan Brittan, CEO of Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled and Chair of Silcoa Ltd.

A number of the leadership teams he has headed have won prestigious national awards during his tenure. He holds a high moral code and has demonstrated his ability in both market orientated and charitable/voluntary environments, being motivated by social benefit as well as commercial success.

Andrew says he is “really excited to have the opportunity to join GP Care and to take on the Chair’s baton from Phil. I look forward to working with the rest of the Board in supporting Ian and the rest of the Executive team, as GP Care evolves to continue to meet the growing needs of patients in a challenging NHS and social care environment.

Everyone at GP Care would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to outgoing Chair, Dr Phil Yates, who has been Chairman for GP Care for a the last 9 years.  He has not only been an excellent ambassador for GP Care, but a challenging and passionate voice to the business and to the NHS on the issues of primary care development and ‘care closer to home’ and he leaves GP Care in a better position, prepared to respond to the challenge that the pressure on the NHS faces.

Phil will remain a non-executive director on GP Care’s Board as well as continuing with his other commitments as a Council Member of South West Clinical Senate and Board Member of NAPC.  The succession of the Chair position is of great personal importance to him and he is confident the organisation is in the hands of a strong, accomplished leader.  Of Andrew, Phil says, “I have no doubts about his capability and suitability. At a time when the NHS needs organisations that can support the transformation process towards ‘care close to home’ GP Care has the right structure and personnel to meet that challenge. I wish Andrew every success in this role and assure him of my continuing support.

If you have any comments or queries, please do not hesitate to contact Ian Morgan, CEO at