Rutherford Health - Directorate Change
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Rutherford Health PLC
09 December 2021

Rutherford Health Plc

Directorate Change



9 December 2021: Rutherford Health plc (AQSE: RUTH, the "Group"), a healthcare group committed to providing innovative cancer care of the highest quality, announces the appointment of Dr Mark Jackson as the Non-executive Chairman of the Group with effect from 7 December 2021 and a Non-executive Director of the Company with effect from 6 December 2021.  Mark worked for many years as a GP practice lead before founding and growing his own successful company. He has also served on the boards of a number of well-known companies in the health and care sectors, including several years as the Chairman of Exemplar Health Care, Deputy Chairman of Allied Healthcare as well as Non-Executive Director at UME Group. Rupert Lowe has completed his term as Chairman and has agreed to remain as a Non-Executive Director and support the Company's new Chairman.  


Having now built the business, Mike Moran will be stepping down as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

The company would like to thank Mike for his hard work in building the centres and establishing operational capability.


The intention is for a new CEO to be appointed in early 2022.  An experienced interim, Sean Sullivan, has been appointed as a Chief Restructuring Officer to bridge the intervening period and assist in consolidating our position.  Also in the interim, the Company intends to appoint a strategic advisory firm to support its development of a growth orientated business plan going forward.


The information contained within this announcement is deemed to constitute inside information as stipulated under the retained EU law version of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 (the "UK MAR") which is part of UK law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. The information is disclosed in accordance with the Company's obligations under Article 17 of the UK MAR. Upon the publication of this announcement, this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.



For more information, please contact:


Rutherford Health plc

Tel: +44 (0) 16 3381 0661

Marcus King, Finance Director



Grant Thornton (Corporate Adviser)

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7383 5100

Colin Aaronson/ George Grainger




Instinctif Partners

Tel: +44 207 457 2020

Melanie Toyne-Sewell / Jeremy Durrant / Rozi Morris /



Media House International

Tel: 07788 414 856 or 0207 710 0020

Ramsay Smith




About Rutherford Health plc

Rutherford Health plc is a leading UK provider of innovative cancer care. Operating a network of four state-of-the-art centres in WalesReadingNorthumberland and Liverpool, Rutherford Health offers a comprehensive range of the latest technology in cancer treatments, and is the only independent provider of proton beam therapy ("PBT") in the UK. The Company also provides conventional radiotherapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, imaging and wellbeing services.

The Group is listed on the Apex segment of the AQSE Growth Market under the symbol: RUTH. For more information, visit the Group's website: .


The following disclosures are made pursuant Rule 4.9 of the AQSE Growth Market Apex Rulebook.


Mark Bentley Jackson is or has been a director of the following companies in the previous five years:


Current directorships and partnerships

Former directorships and/or partnerships (within the last five years)

-     Astonbrook Care Limited

-     Astonbrook Care Holdings Limited

-     Astonbrook Care Newco 1 Limited

-     Astonbrook Care Newco 2 Limited

-     Astonbrook Care Newco 3 Limited

-     Astonbrook Care Newco 4 Limited

-     Bentley Consulting Limited

-     Medigold Health Consultancy Limited Moorlands (Strensall) Limited

-     Birchlands (Haxby) Limited

-     Byron Lodge (West Melton) Limited

-     Castle Meadows (Dudley) Limited

-     Creo Medical Limited

-     CX Topco Limited

-     Dunniwood Lodge (Doncaster) Limited

-     Exemplar Health Care Services Limited

-     Glasgow Healthcare Facilities Limited

-     Glasgow Healthcare Facilities (Holdings) Limited

-     Headingley Care Centre (Edlington) Limited

-     Key Care Limited Mahogany House (Newtown) Limited

-     National Deposit Friendly Society Limited (trading as National Friendly)

-     Nethercrest Care Centre (Dudley) Limited

-     Pondsmead (Shepton Mallet) Limited

-     Rangeford Care Limited

-     Rangeford Holdings Limited (formerly known as Rangeford Limited)

-     Sandhall Park (Goole) Limited

-     The Abbeys (Rawmarsh) Limited

-     The Poplars (Thornaby) Limited

-     The Willows (Codsall) Limited

-     United Medical Enterprises Group (UK) (also known as UME Group)

-     Valley Park Care Centre (Wombwell) Limited

-     Warren Park (Chapeltown) Limited

-     White Ash Brook (Accrington) Limited

One of the companies of which Dr Jackson is currently a director, Astonbrook Care Holdings Limited is currently in administration and another, Astonbrook Care Limited, is in creditors voluntary liquidation. These processes, which have not yet been completed, are part of the winding up of the wider Astonbrook group.


There is no further information required to be disclosed pursuant to Rule 4.9 of the AQSE Growth Market Apex Rulebook.


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