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We cover private healthcare services in Europe and across the Developing World. Our aim is to provide insights and comprehensive, systematic and structured coverage. Our news and analysis is independent, often original and informed. Our journalists specialise in specific sectors - identify the right person from the list below. We are all interested in the hospital sector!

Max Hotopf - Editor

Max Hotopf is the Editor and CEO of Healthcare Business International. He has previously worked for the Daily Mail and has written for the Financial Times, The Telegraph and The Guardian. A Durham University graduate, he set up the business in 2008. He is particularly interested in healthcare reform, brand and the impact of the web on patient choice and behaviour.

Lee Murray - Director of Commercial Strategy

Graduating with an MSc in International Business Management from the University of Kent in England, Lee has international experience having worked in Canada, Saudi Arabia and the UK. He has previously worked in research and project management in renewable energy and human capital development before first joining first as a journalist and then becoming Director of Commercial Strategy.

David Farbrother - Editor

David is an award-nominated journalist who has spent years editing local newspapers in Surrey and Sussex, and writing freelance for the national press. Having trained on the news desk of the Surrey Mirror newspaper, he went on to roles as chief reporter and content editor at various local news titles across the South-East before becoming editor of Healthcare Business International.

Ariane Jugieux - Journalist

Ariane graduated from the University of Glasgow and obtained an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics. Prior to joining Healthcare Business International, she interned at the World Hepatitis Alliance and VERTIC.

Claude Risner - Journalist

Claude is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Queen Mary, University of London. He has previously worked for Hermes Investment Management, interned at the World Health Organisation and lived in Bangladesh, India and Zimbabwe. He focuses on the BRICS, diagnostic labs, healthcare property and the role of the private sector in universal health coverage.

Francesc Milla-Martinez – Journalist

Francesc graduated from the London School of Economics with a BSc in Sociology. Prior to joining Healthcare Business International, he was a social worker in the Guanacaste region in Costa Rica.

Rubén de Diego - Research and Database Manager

Technical Architecture graduate from the University of Alicante, Spain. Previous to joining HBI International has worked as researcher and project manager in the Market Research sector and Recruitment, where he worked as an Account Manager specializing in IT/Finance for LATAM and US regions. His role in HBI include: resourcing, management of market research campaigns and management of the products 'TOP 1,300 Private Operators in Europe' and 'TOP 700 Private Operators in Emerging Markets'.

Mandhir Ubhi - Project Manager

Graduated with a BA Hons in Classics from King's College London, specialising in linguistics and working in Italy as a language instructor. Currently he is on the Certified Actuarial Analyst pathway as a student with the IFoA. Previously he has worked as a consultant in marketing analytics and research, focusing on investment strategy in India, Italy, the Levant and Kenya in the hospitality and banking sectors. Languages: Arabic, French, Greek, Italian, Hindi, Panjabi, Sinhalese, Spanish and Urdu.

Thandi Mpiyakhe – Personal Assistant

Born in Germany and grew up in South Africa, Thandi is an experienced Administrator with over 14 years of work experience in both South Africa and the UK. She is a fluent German speaker and in her spare time is a keen samba dancer.

Callum Curtiss – Account Manager

Calllum is a graduate from the University of Birmingham with a BSc Hons in Geography. He interned at SDL PLC prior to spending time in New Zealand and then joining HBI. Also functions as a self-certified in house tech guy.

Ruby McGuire – Database Researcher

Ruby is currently studying for a BA in Japanese Studies at the University of Cambridge.

William Hotopf – Business Development Manager

William graduated from Sussex University with a degree in Anthropology and French. Multilingual, he has lived and worked in Germany, Spain, Canada and the Ile de la Réunion. He spent the previous two years as a teacher, before joining the business development team in 2016.