Adrian Fawcett is the former CEO of both General Healthcare and BMI Healthcare, having lead the former through to becoming the UK’s largest independent Healthcare company. An NHS Healthcare advocate he received national media coverage in the UK during the 2010 general election, when he criticised a “wall of silence” from the main parties over health policy. A former economist, Adrian also spent two terms of Government on the board of the Department of Work and Pensions.
Formerly Chief Operating Officer at Punch Taverns, Chairman of Eurosite Power Advisory Board and Chairman of The Real Pub Company, Adrian has over 20 years commercial experience in executive and non-executive roles; being a multi-sector operator across all business sizes, leading and creating FTSE 100 and sector leading businesses from start ups to major plc’s. An activist and communicative business leader, Adrian has been part of the Board and leadership teams creating some of the most significant sector leading businesses through their most successful periods – including Interbrew into a global number one and Punch Taverns into FTSE 100.
Adrian currently serves as co-founder of HCR Services and Chairman of CAR Metallizing (ARM), Silentnight Group, Advest Capital and related investments.
In 2014, Adrian was a finalist of the Sunday Times Non Executive Director of the Year. In the same year he was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Birmingham City University and became a Primary Corporate Liveryman with the Furniture Makers’ Company. He was awarded Business Insiders Entrepreneurial Director of the Year 2007 and in 2006 he was named Young Director of the Year by the Institute of Directors in the large business category and Brightest Entrepreneurial Talent by Business Insider magazine.
Adrian is a regular commentator, speaker and presenter on economy, consumer trends, business and sport at conferences and government events and was a keynote speaker at the 2014 Legal Futures Conference. He has often appeared in the media, such as BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions?, The Bottom Line and NHS-The Malthusian Challenge.