Duane Lawrence

Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Investment Committee

Duane Lawrence, Non Executive Director

Joining the Board at Simplyhealth is a privilege and the best kind of challenge for me. I am a 30-year veteran of the healthcare technology industry. I have served as a CEO and Managing Director of health tech SMEs as well as mid-market publicly traded technology and service businesses across five continents. In recent years I have built a portfolio career focused on AI based healthcare technology solutions, most of which are high growth, agile, global start-ups.

The opportunity to work with fellow board members at Simplyhealth, with its great history of improving health care for everyone, is an exciting application of my skills. I am passionate about the goals and ambitions of the organisation, which mirror my early career decision to move into the healthcare arena in order to drive improvements through technology.

I am a US and UK citizen and father of four boys who live and work in three different countries. I believe strongly in spending time with those who could benefit from my available resources.  Currently, I am a Trustee of the Consortium for Street Children, a global NGO focused on fighting for the rights of homeless children around the world.