Management team

  • Steve Melton CEO

    Steve Melton

    Chief Executive Officer

    Steve Melton was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in December 2012, after previously holding the roles of Head of Mobilisation and Chief Operating Officer since joining Circle in 2008. Steve has over 30 years of experience leading transformational change and operations in the retail, consumer goods and healthcare sectors. Prior to Circle, he was the Supply Chain Director at Argos, where he also led a number of group-wide business excellence programmes.

    Previously, he was Supply Chain Director at Scottish Courage, and General Manager, Non-Food Supply Chain at Asda. He began his career on Unilever’s Management Trainee Programme, and subsequently held a number of roles in Unilever, working internationally across the personal products business. 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.

  • Jacque Droogan

    Jacqueline Droogan

    Head of Mobilisation

    Jacqueline leads on Mobilisation, Property, Procurement, HR and the graduate trainee scheme for Circle. Since joining the company in 2007, Jacqueline has mobilised Nottingham, Bath and Reading and is currently leading on Birmingham as well as a new international facility in China. 

    Jacqueline has over 25 years experience in health, the last 15 years of which have been leading large scale programmes. Prior to joining Circle she was Associate Director of Nursing at University Hospital Birmingham where she was responsible for managing a variety of programmes including £600m Private Finance Initiative for acute and mental health facilities. Previously, she has held a number of roles in health care and health research and she started out her career as an Augustinian religious sister and nurse. Jacqueline holds both a BSc and an MSc in Psychology from the University of Lancaster.

  • 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.