A New Chapter for Westfield Health
25th November 2020
Corporate health and wellbeing firm appoints new Chairman after Graham Moore’s 35-year tenure
After 35 years at Westfield Health, Graham Moore has stepped down as Chairman, handing over to Steve Purdham to guide the corporate health and wellbeing firm through its next chapter.
Having joined as Chief Executive in 1985 followed by his appointment as Chairman in 1995, Mr Moore has been a leader at the organisation for over a third of its 100-year history.
“Never in a million years did the lad from Darnall who failed the 11 plus think he’d be retiring as Chairman of one of Sheffield’s most iconic company’s after 35 years’ service”, Mr Moore said of his time at Westfield Health.
“I know the whole Westfield family will give Steve a warm welcome and continue to give him the support I’ve enjoyed for many years as Westfield heads into its new chapter.”
During his tenure, the company introduced several market-leading initiatives, growing from a £5 million local business to a £70 million international company with 9000 clients across the UK and Europe.
As Chair of the company’s Charitable Trust, he has overseen the contribution of more than £15 million to a wide range of charities both national and local, including the new bay in the cancer and leukaemia ward at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
In recognition of his contribution, Mr Moore has been made Honorary President and will continue with his charitable work, most notably with the British Transplant Games for which Westfield Health has been a sponsor for over a decade.
Wishing the team a fond farewell, Mr Moore reflected:
“Companies don’t make a difference - it’s the colleagues in them who do. My good memories of the Westfield team will endure for the rest of my life.”
His successor, Steve Purdham, is a familiar face both in the entrepreneur community and at Westfield Health.
Having founded several technology companies, including a FTSE 250 company and one of the UK’s first “unicorn” internet businesses which at its peak was valued over £1 billion, Mr Purdham has won many prestigious business awards including Technology CEO of the Year and Technology Entrepreneur of the Year.
Mr Purdham first started working with Westfield Health in 2015, becoming a Non-Executive Board Member in April this year.
“I’m daunted, humbled, proud and excited to become custodian of the next chapter of this great company.
“Working alongside Westfield’s leadership team, I’m looking forward to helping guide the team to meet our aspirations so we can make even more of a difference to our customers, colleagues and the communities in which we live and work.”
Westfield Health’s CEO, Dave Capper, said:
“With no shareholders, the Westfield Health Board have a vital role to play in helping guide us on our mission to make a healthy difference.
“Both as CEO and later as Chairman, Graham played a pivotal role in shaping Westfield Health into the company it is today, and he’ll be sorely missed.
“They’re big shoes to fill, but with Steve’s experience – both in business and at Westfield Health – I’m excited to work together to help Westfield thrive for the next 100 years.”
Westfield Health provides wellbeing, mental health support, health insurance, gym management and fitness solutions, both virtually and in person, for clients across the UK and Europe.
Working with world-leading academics at Sheffield Hallam’s Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, the firm creates unique health and wellbeing programmes that make a healthy difference for companies and their teams.