The Management Team


The One Healthcare Management team have been responsible for the financing, development and operation of over 50 private hospitals and Private Patient Units across the UK over the last 25 years.


Adrian Stevensen, Founder Director

Adrian is one of the most experienced developers and operational directors of community hospitals and primary care centres in the UK.


Formerly the Chief Executive of Independent British Healthcare, Independent Care and Classic Hospitals all now owned by major private hospital operators. All the fifty-plus private hospitals and primary care centres created by his team were developed on time, to budget and continue to deliver returns to investors.


In addition to private hospitals Adrian co-founded one of the leading private GP companies in the City of London and has also built a successful consultancy company advising the NHS as well as investors in international healthcare markets.


Desmond Shiels, Chairman

Des has worked in the Private Hospital industry for more than 25 years bringing a wealth of financial, strategic and operational insight to the management of One Healthcare Hospitals. Originally an Accountant, Des worked at Aspen Healthcare most recently as CEO, and HCA and Ernst & Young prior to that.


Des has also served on numerous trade body boards including as Chairperson of AIHO Association of Independent Healthcare Organisations), prior to its amalgamation with IHPN (Independent Healthcare Providers Network).


Sam Flew, Sales and Marketing Director

Sam has extensive experience in private healthcare and is responsible for overseeing the sales and marketing strategy for the group.


Sam moved into healthcare from security services in 2006 when she joined the health insurance provider Vitality. After  Vitality, Sam joined BMI Healthcare which owns private hospitals across the UK. At BMI Healthcare Sam was responsible for the national B2B and patient marketing strategy, leaving in 2018 to join One Healthcare.


Jo Nolan, Hospital Director (One Ashford)

Having worked in healthcare her whole career Jo brings a wealth experience to One Ashford Hospital. Jo has managed hospitals, worked in the NHS, in the pharmaceutical industry and worked in a range of business development roles.


Jo went to school in Ashford and has always lived within the area so she knows and understands the local market’s challenges and requirements. Along with this experience and insight Jo brings a passion to deliver excellent clinical care and patient experience.


Andy Wood, Hospital Director (One Hatfield)

Andy is a successful healthcare executive with over 25 years’ operational and strategic management experience in the NHS and private sector in the UK.


Andy has previously worked for Eastbourne Hospitals NHS Trust, Bupa Hospitals and most recently at Spire Healthcare where he led the £35m development of the prestigious Montefiore Hospital in Hove. Andy is passionate about engaging with clinicians and his team to deliver an outstanding customer experience.