Gezz Van Zwanenberg has been appointed as the new Chief Operating Officer for HCRG’s health and social care division, where he will play an instrumental role in helping the team meet ambitious growth targets.
Gezz has a background of leadership in both operational and strategic roles in the military, health and business settings. He served as a squadron leader in the RAF, and as a consultant nurse in Critical Care, Gezz was awarded the Ambulance Service Institute President’s award for Critical Care Air Support to patient care during Operations in Afghanistan while leading the CCAST teams.
He has also been recognised for leading multiple large successful projects including, winning the Health Service Journals 2017 patient safety award. Whilst in the past year, Gezz has been part of the NHSE/I London critical care cell in response to the pandemic with a clinical lead/liaison role between NHS, Military, LAS and the Nightingale hospital, as well as maintaining his role as the Nurse and Project Lead in NWL which he has held for 10 years.
Gezz commented: “I am delighted to join the HCRG family. I am excited to start this new role and I am really looking forward to adding value, energy and influencing colleagues, teams and patients.”
Gezz will support the management teams across the portfolio of brands, including CRG, HCL, Jigsaw and Sugarman, and will be responsible for group-wide operations, as well as taking the helm of a number of the smaller business units, to ensure each arm of the business is fully supported and empowered to grow.
In his new role, Gezz will also be taking responsibility for the group-wide clinical governance agenda, diversification agenda and the continuous improvement plan.
Gary Taylor, Group CEO, said: “Gezz brings a wealth of experience and a great blend of leadership, management and clinical skills and insight. He compliments the fantastic management team I already have in place and will support me and the team in expediting the growth of our sustainable staffing services, whilst also enhancing the care delivery and occupational health arms of the business with his wealth of clinical expertise.”