Odgers Berndtson Leading CEO Search for Integrated and Specialist Medicine Clinical Group

December 4, 2023 – Carmel Gibbons of executive search firm Odgers Berndtson is currently leading the CEO search for Integrated and Specialist Medicine Clinical Group, part of U.K.-based Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. The right candidate will provide high quality and visible operational and strategic leadership and will have full responsibility for the effective delivery of Integrated and Specialist Medicine services across the Trust. The leadership role spans services delivered across hospital and community sites. The CEO is a full member of the Trust executive committee, manages the Clinical Group board and attends the Trust board as the accountable executive for the Clinical Group.

The CEO will strive to improve models of care and performance across the services within the clinical group and those sitting in other directorates and through executive leadership role in the boroughs. Through performance review meetings, Odgers notes that this executive will ensure the implementation of national and local service priorities, and ensure that all performance measures and targets are fully understood and achieved, and that mitigating action is taken when required.

The right candidate will have experience of increasing staff engagement and motivation to improve performance as well as a background in leading services and/or transformational change across organizational boundaries and a complex service portfolio. Odgers is also looking for candidates with experience of managing complex organizational and system problems with a demonstrable track record of sound financial and operational management in a board level position.

Integrated and Specialist Medicine is the Trust’s largest Clinical Group with a budget of over £500  million and 8,000 staff. This diverse group of 100 services has a portfolio ranging from urgent and emergency care, adult services community provision to Southwark and Lambeth and beyond, also serving KCH, the largest dental hospital and school in the country and a significant number of high specialized services.

Odgers Berndtson delivers executive search, leadership assessment, and development strategies to organizations globally. The firm’s 250-plus partners cover more than 50 sectors and operate out of 59 offices in 29 countries. The U.S. wing of the firm launched in 2011 and has been one of the fastest growing search firms in the Americas. Odgers Berndtson has U.S. offices in Atlanta; Boston; Chicago; Dallas; Houston, TX; Los Angeles; Minneapolis, MN; New York; San Francisco; and Washington, D.C.

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Ms. Gibbons is a London-based partner. She is head of the U.K. healthcare practice as well as global head of the Odgers Berndtson international healthcare practice. Ms. Gibbons is a member of the business’s board practice. Her work focuses mainly on senior appointments in the health and social care sectors and this includes national bodies, independent sector, NHS, think-tanks, regulators, clinical academic organizations and healthcare related charities. She joined Odgers Berndtson in 2005.

A New Leader

This spring, Odgers Berndtson named Mr. Kincaid as its new CEO for its U.S. business, succeeding Steve Potter, who held the position for the past 12 years. Mr. Potter, who will remain an active board member, has grown the firm to become No. 12 on the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters ranking in the U.S. “He has built a strong team, and a particular achievement has been hiring and developing Kennon as his successor,” Odgers Berndtson said. “They have worked closely together for five years as COO and CEO preparing for this transition.”

“We are excited about the future of Odgers Berndtson U.S. and believe, with the smooth transition of Kennon to CEO and Steve as an active board member, we have the leadership to take our firm to even greater heights as one of the premium global executive search firms in the world,” said Kester Scrope, group CEO of Odgers Berndtson.

Mr. Kincaid has spent the past four years as the Odgers Berndtson U.S. chief operating officer, where he oversaw its people, processes, and operations. He serves on the firm’s board of directors as well as its global advisory board. Prior to joining Odgers, Mr. Kincaid served as a diplomat, advancing the interests of the U.S. and its allies across Europe, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. Subsequently, he joined Rocket Lab, a leading aerospace company and launch service provider, where he established and led international business development, security operations, and government relations.

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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