Management Team

A senior team with healthcare experience

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Valerie Michie, chief executive officer

Valerie has wide experience of the health sector and beyond.

She joined Huntercombe in 2014 from Serco, where she spent eight years, latterly as managing director of its health division. At Serco Health, she achieved a turnaround in business performance and significant growth in the UK, Middle East and Australia.

Valerie was previously chief operating officer of Alfred McAlpine Business Services, which she joined after a consulting career with KPMG.

She is also a trustee and Chair of the Audit Committee for PRIME, The Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise. PRIME is a charity dedicated to providing everyone over 50, who is unemployed or under threat of redundancy, with the support to achieve financial, social and personal fulfilment through sustainable self-employment.

Educated at the University of Glasgow, she is qualified as a Bachelor of Accountancy and a Chartered Accountant.

Married with two sons, Valerie enjoys spending time with family and friends and looks forward to a family walk or cycle at weekends. She is also a keen snowboarder.

Dr Amlan Basu, medical director

Amlan joined Huntercombe in 2015. Before that, he was clinical director of Broadmoor Hospital, where he was also a consultant forensic psychiatrist for six years.

Amlan trained in psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital and continues to retain a visiting research contract with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London.

He also serves on the executive committee of the Forensic Faculty at the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Sian Wicks, Professional Nurse Advisor

Sian joined The Huntercombe Group in November 2016.  Siân was the Executive Director of Corporate Assurance and previously the Chief Nurse of the Priory Group of Companies.

Siân retains her clinical expertise and she is passionate about delivering safe effective, compassionate care that achieves good outcomes.

She has worked across all sectors, independent, public, and third sector. Siân has significant experience in acute care, child and adult mental health and adult social care. She has significant experience of working with Private Equity and in joint initiatives with the NHS.

She has a wealth of specialist knowledge in the areas of professional nurse leadership, risk management, Corporate Governance, audit, health and social care regulation, safeguarding, and the safe integration of new business.

She is a Non-Executive Director for Woking and Sam Beare Hospice, the Vice Chair of the Department of Health Independent Nurse Forum, a member of the RCN Executive Nurse Forum and a founder member of the patient safety sub-section at the Royal Society of Medicine.


Mark Williamson, finance director

Mark came to Huntercombe in 2007, and is now our finance director.

He qualified as a chartered accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in 2001 and joined Four Seasons Health Care in 2005.

Mark is responsible for, among much else, plotting the strategic development of Huntercombe services and negotiating contracts with the NHS.


Sam Bond, commercial director

Sam has been with Huntercombe since 2014.

Her commercial team is responsible for responding to customers’ needs through service design and development, marketing and business development and business intelligence.

Sam’s previous roles include UK business development director for a healthcare services company and operational and developmental roles in an international corporate services provider, as well as for the NHS.


Marlene Boyd, people director

Marlene joined Huntercombe in 2016. Her working life began in HR at Sodexo, before she moved to become director of organisational development for a facilities management outsourcing company in 2005. In 2010 she moved into healthcare, and latterly, as regional account director, she looked after all of Serco’s healthcare sites in Scotland.