James Tugendhat appointed as new HC-One chief executive
28 July, 2020
James Tugendhat has been appointed as chief executive of HC-One, the UK’s biggest care home provider. He will join the company in September.
James has a wealth of experience from a number of different sectors, including health and care, as well as consumer and financial services. Most recently James led the European and international division of US-based Bright Horizons, prior to which he was chief executive at Towergate Direct. James spent a number of years with Bupa, working across several parts of the group, including Bupa International, as commercial director; Bupa Commissioning, as managing director; and Health Dialog, as president and chief executive. James is also a non-executive director of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.
“Throughout my discussions with the board and my future colleagues, I have been deeply impressed by the commitment of the company to its mission to be the first choice for families, and to thrive by being the employer of choice, sustaining quality with kind care,” said James.
“I have no doubt that HC-One’s culture and values have provided a strong foundation through this difficult time and will support it to build going forward.”
Sir David Behan, who has been executive chairman of the company since Justin Hutchens stepped down as chief executive in January, will be handing over executive responsibilities and reverting to his previous role of chairman of the HC-One board.