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From Science to Showbusiness

Dr Harry Brünjes

Wednesday, 8 December 2021,
18:00 to 20:00
Location: 
Waterfront Auditorium, Waterfront Building, Neptune Quay, Ipswich, IP4 1QJ

Lecture

Dr Harry Brünjes offers a light-hearted meander through his fascinating medical career starting at Guy’s Hospital, establishing and subsequently chairing the Premier Medical Group alongside his Harley Street practice, his aquisiton of WARP Technology, Medicals Direct and PhysioLink (rebranded as Kuro Health) in 2021. He will outline his extensive experience of leadership and governance including Chairing the Personal Injury Forum at BUPA, his position as Chair of Newmans Clinics and his non-executive role at both The Good Care Group and Equity Red Star, Lloyd’s Syndicate. 

Over his professional career Harry has been a hospital doctor, a general practitioner, senior partner and police surgeon and set up his own practice in Harley Street. Harry is currently Chair of the English National Opera and the London Coliseum having a lifelong interest in music and theatre and being a professional pianist. Harry is a celebrated speaker, regular writer, broadcaster and lecturer most recently performing ‘Dial Medicine for Murder’ at the Edinburgh Festival followed by a nationwide tour.

Harry is married to Jacquie Storey, the well known dancer and choreographer.  In 1976 Jacquie was the singer in the Windsor Davies & Don Estelle show at the Pavilion Theatre, Felixstowe.  Literally two months before the opening they had a Number 1 hit with a song called ‘Whispering Grass’ and bizarrely the show became the biggest grossing summer show throughout the United Kingdom that year.   Both Harry and Jacquie therefore have good links to Suffolk.


Biography

Dr Harry Brünjes initially graduated from London University and then qualified in medicine at Guy’s Hospital. 

In 1995 Harry started the Premier Medical Group alongside his Harley Street practice.  In  2005, after ten years as Chief Executive Officer, he became Chair of The Premier Medical Group.  A subsidiary RTA Limited was sold to BUPA in 2005.  In 2010 Premier Medical was acquired by Capita.  In 2016 Harry re-acquired PMG and subsequent acquisitions are WARP Technology, Medicals Direct and PhysioLink and rebranded as Kuro Health in 2021. Other appointments have included Chair of the Personal Injury Forum at BUPA, Chair of Newmans Clinics and non-executive at both The Good Care Group and Equity Red Star, Lloyd’s Syndicate.

Previously Harry was Governor of Bedford Modern School, Chair of Mowden School, Chair of Lancing Prep, Governor of Valderrama Golf Club and The Expert Witness Institute.  In 2007 Harry was President of the Sussex Medico-Chirurgical Society.  In 2010 Harry was elected Vice-President of the College of Medicine. Harry is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, a Fellow of the Woodard Corporation and a Council member of Southwark Cathedral Development Trust.

Harry was Chair of Lancing College between 2009 – 2019.  During the same period Harry was a member of the Lancing Foundation Council.  Since 2015 Harry has been Chair of the English National Opera and The London Coliseum.

Harry enjoys all sport, in particular golf, soccer and cricket.  He has a lifelong interest in music and theatre.  For several years he played piano professionally, including television and theatre which subsequently led on to after-dinner speaking.  Harry is a regular writer, broadcaster and lecturer.  In recent years he has performed ‘Dial Medicine for Murder’ at the Edinburgh Festival followed by a nationwide tour.  Harry is married to Jacquie Storey (well-known dancer and choreographer) and they have four children. 

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