HealthTrust Europe, a trusted procurement organisation and supply chain partner for healthcare providers, has announced the appointment of Gary Welch as its new Chief Executive Officer. Gary will officially join the business in February 2024.
Gary has nearly 20 years of experience in health and social care and will be joining HealthTrust Europe from Oxford University Foundation Trust, where he served as Director of Procurement and Supply Chain.
Starting his career in engineering and production management, Gary then joined the NHS in 2005 as part of the Supply Chain Excellence Programme. Here, he worked closely on one of the first collaborative procurement hubs in the NHS, before holding a number of senior procurement roles across the health service. Gary also led the procurement programme at The Shelford Group, a collaboration between ten of the largest teaching and research NHS hospital trusts in England.
Located in Birmingham, HealthTrust Europe has an enviable track record of delivering leading procurement solutions addressing all aspects of public sector delivery and is a Trusted Procurement Partner to over 1,000 organisations. Working with over 2,500 suppliers, the company empowers providers to achieve operational efficiencies and cost savings, access innovative technologies, and strengthen the performance of their services.
Commenting on his appointment, Gary Welch said:
“I am thrilled to be joining the HealthTrust Europe team at a time when healthcare is at the forefront of the challenges across the public and private sectors. The opportunity for procurement to deliver innovation and value to our customers has never been greater.
“I am excited to get started and maximise our potential in the procurement sector, ensuring that HealthTrust Europe continues to offer invaluable support to our customers, helping them to deliver excellent patient care while driving efficiency and innovation in both healthcare and non-healthcare sectors.
“HealthTrust Europe boasts an exceptional team of committed and talented colleagues and I look forward to leading the business from strength to strength.”
HealthTrust Europe’s Executive Leadership Team said:
“We are delighted to announce Gary Welch as our incoming Chief Executive Officer. Gary brings an outstanding track record of success and his leadership will be invaluable for securing the continued success of HealthTrust Europe.
“We look forward to welcoming Gary as we continue our mission to help providers enhance and improve the services they provide to the communities they serve.”