Saxton Bampfylde enhances Healthcare team with appointment of Wayne Bruce

Leading executive search firm Saxton Bampfylde has expanded its Healthcare practice with the appointment of Wayne Bruce as Partner and Consultant. Previously based in Australia, Wayne has led and grown and subsequently founded specialist healthcare Executive Search consultancies in-country and expanded internationally. Wayne joined the team in August, following a move to London, and brings over 30 years’ experience identifying and appointing first class healthcare leadership talent.

The healthcare team will supplement its existing strong credentials through Wayne’s appointment. His key areas of focus will be: private equity- backed healthcare companies; corporatised medical groups; care sector including community care; and private hospitals.

Prior to Saxton Bampfylde Wayne founded Ccentric in 2001 focusing on key areas such as private healthcare, public hospitals, private equity backed healthcare and university-based healthcare. The business which operated in Australia, Asia and the UK became the leading healthcare specialist search firm in Australia. Wayne also spent 10 years at Lyncroft Consulting, where he led and grew the team across the country, expanding the healthcare offering as a key part of that work.

Wayne Bruce commented on his appointment:

“The opportunity to transition to the UK at this point is a truly exciting one. Saxton Bampfylde is a well-established company with longevity, a very strong brand and reputation and a clear focus on quality. Its values’ led approach and particularly its specialisms in healthcare and higher education, are very complementary to everything I had embedded and fostered in my career previously. The UK has a hugely exciting healthcare marketplace and a lot of opportunity, but it will rely increasingly on international outreach over the coming years, so this is a perfect time to be enhancing that broader global knowledge in the team.

“Already I recognise the culture at Saxton Bampfylde to be so aligned with that which I created in my business previously. I really feel at home in this great company – I love it.”

Alex Richmond, Partner and Head of Healthcare practice commented:

“We are excited to announce that Wayne Bruce has joined our team – his depth of experience across private and public sector healthcare and higher education sectors, as well as his global networks and insights will make him a hugely valuable addition to our business.”

“Healthcare is a core practice for the firm, and an area we are proud to have a deep track record across private, public and voluntary sectors. This is exciting opportunity for Saxton Bampfylde to grow and develop new opportunities, especially across commercial healthcare, at a time of significant change and opportunity for the sector.”

Incorporated as an employee-owned business in 2014, each member of the Saxton Bampfylde team is a Partner. The business is also a founding firm in Panorama with over 400 leadership experts across a global community working together to promote a diverse perspective of leadership, sharing expertise and experience to bring every client the very best results.

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