Management team

  • Steve Melton CEO

    Steve Melton

    Chief Executive

    Steve has over 22 years of experience of leading large scale operations. Prior to Circle, he was the Supply Chain Director at Argos, where he led a number of operational improvement programs. Previously, he was Supply Chain Director at Scottish Courage Ltd., managing over 3,000 staff and a £165m cost base. He began his career on Unilever's Management Trainee Program, and has held a number of roles at Unilever, Elida Faberge and ASDA. Steve holds an MA (First Class) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge.

  • Massoud Fouladi CMO

    Massoud Fouladi

    Chief Medical Officer

    Massoud Fouladi is co-founder of Circle. As Medical Director, his vision has been to build a co-owned and clinically-led partnership of healthcare professionals. As a consultant in East Kent, he was involved in redesigning ophthalmic services for the region, establishing the Integrated Ophthalmic Group which brought together secondary care specialists, GPs and optometrists. This became a national model for service redesign. In 2001, Massoud founded the Ophthalmic Clinical Leads Forum at the King's Fund. He was Chair of the Association of Ophthalmologists in the UK from 2003-2007.

  • Paolo Pieri CFO

    Paolo Pieri

    Chief Financial Officer

    Paolo joined Circle as the Chief Financial Officer in Nov 2010 after spending 5 years at He spent the majority of this time as the UK Finance Director and subsequently became the Managing Director of some European divisions, transforming their financial performance from loss making to profitability. Prior to this Paolo spent 7 years in the Virgin organisation, 3 of which as Finance Director of the 200-store strong Virgin Megastore business. Paolo has a Bachelor of Accountancy from Glasgow University and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Accountants for Scotland.

  • Michael Watson COO

    Michael Watson

    Chief Operating Officer

    Michael joined circle as Chief Operating officer in 2012 and is responsible for operational strategy and performance across the business.  He joined Circle after an 11 year international career with Avon cosmetics where he served as group Vice President of global supply chain operations, with experience leading procurement, manufacturing and distribution operations in over 60 countries.  Michael is an engineering graduate and his earlier career saw him working as a management consultant for PriceWaterhouseCoopers as well as in manufacturing leadership roles within the electronics and ceramics industries.

  • Nick Boyle (1)

    Nick Boyle

    Head of Business Development

    Nick leads on developing strategic partnerships with other independent healthcare organisations. He is also a general and laparoscopic surgeon and practices part-time in Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells in Kent. He was formerly Director of Surgery and lead clinician for upper gastrointestinal surgery at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. Nick trained in Southampton and at Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals in London, and holds a Master of Surgery from the University of London.