Management team

  • Paolo Pieri CFO

    Paolo Pieri

    Chief Executive Officer

    Paolo is CEO of Circle. He joined 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.

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  • 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.

  • Jacqueline 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.

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    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.

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    Sarah Marston

    Interim Chief Financial Officer

    Sarah joined Circle as Head of Finance Operations and Contract Management in May 2016, moving from BMI Healthcare where she spent four years as Regional Finance Director, delivering significant growth in financial performance.  Prior to this she held various senior General Management and Financial Management roles at BMI, Spire and BUPA Hospital groups, following a number of years in finance at Virgin Trains and British Rail prior to that.  Sarah is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.