Integrated Dental Holdings ("IDH" or "the Company"), the UK’s largest dental services company, trading as "my dentist", today announces the appointment of a new Chairman and a new Chief Executive Officer ("CEO").
Alan Bowkett has been appointed Chairman of the IDH Board effective immediately. He currently chairs Avio Group, the Italian space launcher company, Diaverum, the global leading provider of renal care, and Strix, an electronic controls company and previously held chairmanships at Euromedic and McCarthy & Stone.
Tom Riall will take up the position of CEO on 8 May 2017, with a career spanning over 25 years in the services industry. Tom joins from the Priory Group, the leading provider of behavioural healthcare in the UK supporting the needs of more than 30,000 people each year, where he was Chief Executive. Mark Robson, Chief Financial Officer, will take on the role of interim Chief Executive until 8 May 2017 when Tom joins the business.
Commenting on the appointment, Alan Bowkett said: "I am delighted to be joining the Board of a leading player in UK Healthcare Services and I look forward to working with Tom and the wider team as the business enters the next phase of its corporate life".
Tom Riall commented: "I am pleased to be joining such a significant business and am excited by the opportunity to lead the UK’s largest provider of dental care. IDH is a well-established and trusted brand, with a strong national footprint, focused on best-in-class service, with excellent people and I look forward to taking up the helm. The Company has a great reputation for the quality of care it provides and I look forward to building on this over the months to come".
The IDH Board is delighted to welcome Alan Bowkett and Tom Riall, as Chairman and CEO respectively, and looks forward to the contribution they can make as we look to continue to grow and strengthen the business. At the same time, the Board thanks Terry Scicluna for all that he achieved at IDH and wishes him success in the future.
IDH is the largest UK dental services company, dedicated to enhancing the nation’s awareness of oral health whilst providing excellent service to over 5 million customers across the country, with 677 practices nationwide.
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About Alan Bowkett
Alan has been Chair of the Avio Board of Directors since 2010, Diaverum since May 2016 and Strix since 2008. He has stood at the helm of a number of diverse international businesses spanning the aerospace, engineering, building products, chemicals and property development industries.
Most recently, Bowkett was Chairman of the diagnostic imaging and cancer treatment group Euromedic, the retirement housebuilder McCarthy & Stone and FTSE 250 listed company Redrow.
In addition, Bowkett has spent time in Brussels as Chairman of the Dutch chemicals group Acordis BV, and from 2009 - 2015, was the Chairman of English Premier League side Norwich City Football Club.
Bowkett holds an MBA from London Business School and a BSC from University College London.
About Tom Riall
Tom Riall is the former Chief Executive Officer of Priory Group having held the position from April 2013 to December 2016 and led Priory through its successful sale to Acadia Healthcare Services. Just prior to his appointment, he had served as chief executive of Serco's global services business since June 2012, and prior to that its Civil Government and Home Affairs divisions having joined the business in 2005. Serco is a UK listed company that provides a variety of services and products relating to defence, home affairs, aviation, and transport.
Riall has completed the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School, holds an MBA from the City University Business School and a BA from Durham University.
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