Growth CEO of the Year

Chris Barker

Spirit Health Group

Chris is proud to work alongside an amazing group of people at Spirit Health Group, with a mission to make health easy for both citizens and healthcare services. As one of the fastest growing UK companies and one of the Best Companies to work for in 2020 and 2021, Chris supports the team in doing things differently, seeking alternative perspectives and implementing effective solutions.

Chris is passionate about positive digital transformation, and proud of the work Spirit is delivering to integrate digital health solutions that improve patient outcomes and increase capacity of healthcare systems globally.

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Watch Chris's CEO Award Interview

From Chris

"AFN and networking, in general, are immensely valuable. Personally, my strengths don’t lie in generating new and innovative ideas but connecting the dots between disparate ideas and making them work, and AFN provides an opportunity to be surrounded by a bunch of brilliant people with great ideas. Being able to network within a peer group in an open way also means that I can get real and honest feedback not only on our accomplishments, but our challenges and obstacles too."

From AFN Chairman Stephen Kuhn

"AFN is extremely proud to name Chris Barker the AFN 2021 Growth CEO of the Year. He has led Spirit Health’s growth with management excellence. His commitment to his team and to Spirit Health’s mission of bringing better health to the UK and beyond is exemplary. Congratulations Chris!"