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Our Board is collectively responsible for the effective oversight of Stellar Healthcare.

It determines the strategic direction, business plan, objectives and governance structure that will help achieve the long-term success of the company and deliver sustainable services. 

Chief Executive Officer

Debbie joined Stellar Healthcare in 2014 and has successfully steered it into a ground-breaking and award winning GP provider company. 

She initially trained as a nurse and worked at Winchester General Hospital before taking up a role in the USA. She quickly moved into management and grew the business becoming Vice President of Operations. On returning to the UK, she became MD of the Healthcare Division Parkwood Holdings where she developed the business across a number of areas including non-urgent patient transport and clinical recruitment. In 2000, she joined the Limes Medical Centre and is still enjoying the challenge and the constantly changing environment of general practice.

Chair and Interim Medical Director 

Hugh has worked in Ongar for 35 years and is a GP at Ongar Health Centre. He previously worked as a Medical Registrar at St Margaret’s Hospital and at the Royal London in Whitechapel – where he qualified. In addition, he works one session a fortnight for Princess Alexandra Hospital as a GP Endoscopist.

As Chair of Stellar Healthcare, Hugh has been able to steer the organisation as it develops as force to be reckoned with, enabling the voice of primary care to be heard. 

He is immensely proud of how Stellar has developed to secure viable contracts within the health and social care environment. 

Finance Director

After completing medical school training at Guys and St Thomas Medical School, Faisal finished basic training in Paediatrics at Addenbrookes. He trained as a Paediatric Cardiologist and spent over two years as a Registrar at the Brompton, Great Ormond Street and the Evelina Children’s hospital before deciding on a change in career to general practice in 2006. He spent a further two years on the vocational training in Harlow and completed the British Society of Echocardiography accreditation, spent four months attending cardiology clinics and also completed a postgraduate diploma in Adult Cardiology. 

In 2009 Faisal was appointed as partner at Lister Medical Centre in Harlow where he remains a GP and the cardiology lead. 


Rory studied medicine at the London Hospital where he qualified and is a member of Royal College of GPs. He completed a Masters in health service management and research at the University of Essex.

He is committed to introducing new ways of working in healthcare, with an emphasis on alternative provision of hospital care in the community.  With this in mind, he co-founded Amie Healthcare - an integrated provider of acute and subacute health care as an alternative to hospital provision.

As medical director of Stellar he is proud of the way we have increased access to carers and working adults, and how we have integrated information technology in a seamless way.

IT Director

Originally from South Africa, Renier has been a practice manager since 2002 and established a good understanding of practice based issues in the changing NHS environment. He is an NHS enthusiast and is always looking at new ways to streamline processes in the NHS.  

He has a keen interest in IT systems and implementation and has successfully introduced an interoperable booking service for the Evening and Weekend GP service. The system is fast becoming an example of seamless working and has been shortlisted for multiple national awards.  Renier has been instrumental in delivering innovations at Stellar and continues to experiment with emergent technology. 


Naz is a GP partner in Harlow’s Hamilton Practice and has worked there since 2008. 

He qualified from University College London Medical School in 2002 and trained in General Medicine working at various hospitals including Whipps Cross, before embarking on GP training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.
He  also works as an Out of Hours supervisor and has wide experience of dealing with the unscheduled care of patients and visiting them at home. He has a continued interest in palliative care is the End of Life Care lead for the Harlow locality. He is also a GP trainer and also tutor for Barts and the London Medical School.

Business Development 

Imran completed his GP training in Harlow, 2007 and has worked in a variety of surgeries, varying in duration. He was lead GP for almost two years, in a surgery based in Southend, under the South Essex Primary Care Trust. His role included managing patients from almost 30 nursing and residential care homes. In 2010, he joined Sydenham House Surgery in Harlow as a partner, and is now  managing it as lead GP.  His is a council member for the west Essex out of hours service (PELC) and helps in making strategic business decisions. He believes Stellar Healthcare is the perfect platform for doctors to develop new ideas and further improve Primary Care Services.


Cyrus completed medical school training at St. Bartholomew’s and the Royal London in 2001, and joined the General Practice Vocational Training Scheme in Harlow in 2002. He was employed as a salaried doctor at the Ongar Health Centre in 2005 and was an honorary clinical lecturer at Bart’s and the Royal London Medical School and completed certificate in learning and teaching in 2006.

He joined Lister Medical Centre as a partner in September 2006 and is a GP trainer. He is also currently the nursing lead within the practice and is a primary care tutor for the Harlow locality which I have been doing since 2010.


Jitin has worked in west Essex for four years and is currently a GP at Market Square Surgery where he is prescribing lead for the surgery. He attended Kings College London to complete my medical training and graduated in 2008. Jitin completed his foundation programme in Margate and Woolwich before deciding to take up Vocational Training in General Practice at Medway Maritime Hospital and completed this in 2013. He has a good understanding regarding the demands placed on both GPs and hospital doctors and the pressures both face. This knowledge and experience has helped to create a more seamless transition of care between primary and secondary care to our local population.

Stephen studied medicine at Guy’s King’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals Medical School in London and went on to complete GP training in Tunbridge Wells in 2007. He joined Kings Medical Centre in Buckhurst Hill in 2008. In addition to his Gp duties, he undertaakes musculoskeletal work and joint injections. Stephen is also a GP trainer and enjoys helping to educate doctors at the start of their GP journey.

He is currently the lead for the Buckhurst Hill and Chigwell GP Neighbourhood group and has always participated in some out of hours GP work and currently does shifts for the Evening and Weekend GP Service.

Stephen is a Forensic Medical Examiner with the Metropolitan police which involves mainly police custody healthcare provision.


Alan Ding is a GP partner at the Loughton Health Centre which he joined in 2008 after completing his registrar year - and two years’ experience in local practices

His special interests include Minor Surgery, Diabetes and Medical education and he is the clinical lead for diabetes in his practice.

He was the clinical GP on the Evening and Weekend Service Board during its development and roll-out across west Essex.