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Gaurav Batra

Group Non-Executive Director

Board Member

Gaurav has nearly 30 years of broad commercial experience, gained across a variety of industries including consumer and business services internationally.  Gaurav’s early career spanned stints in strategy consulting, corporate finance and venture capital.  In 2004, he joined the Virgin Group where he became Corporate Development and Strategy Director developing new growth platforms including Virgin Money and Virgin Healthcare.  In 2013, he joined Bibby Line Group where he was Executive Director and Chair of several portfolio businesses including Bibby Financial Services and Garic.

Since 2018, Gaurav has been building a portfolio of roles in organisations with long term vision and making a meaningful contribution to society. He is currently Chair of the Bolesworth Estate, based in Cheshire, as well as Chair of Life Leisure, a social enterprise that operates gyms and promotes active lifestyles in the North West.

Gaurav is particularly motivated to join MFT and hopes to bring commercial expertise as well as Board experience to help MFT deliver outstanding patient care and improve the health, well-being and life chances across the communities MFT serves.