People: Rowleys; Leicester City Council

Kate Hunter

Leicester-based accountancy firm Rowleys has appointed Kate Hunter to lead its new GP consultancy service.

Hunter has over 25 years’ experience working in the NHS, including 10 years in practice management.

She joins Rowleys from Latham House Medical Practice – one of the largest single-site practices in the country – where she was executive manager.

Hunter said: “I’ve worked in the healthcare sector and primary care for a number of years and general practice is where my passion lies. I enjoy managing a business, making a difference and making change happen, which can happen quickly in general practice.

“General practice is an increasingly complex environment, with national and local expectations of increased capacity and more services being delivered through primary care.

“Many practices have been focused on the basic practice provisions during the pandemic and are now not only expected to return to pre-pandemic levels of activity and service delivery, but also face increasing pressures to deliver more.

“This increasing pressure, coupled with a shortage of experienced practice managers means that there is an increasing demand for experienced support for GPs, which is what Rowleys’ new service will provide.”

Leicester City Council has appointed Mike Denby as its new director of inward investment and place marketing.

Mike Denby

Denby brings nineteen years of marketing experience to the role and previously spent a decade as the lead for inward investment at Wakefield City.

He said: “The transformation of Leicester has been significant over recent years, thanks to a strong public and private collaboration. The recent regeneration and promotion of our city and county is a great example of how meaningful, sustainable change can be delivered for our residents and local businesses.

“I look forward to further raising the profile of this great city and county, both nationally and internationally as a destination that is open for business.”