HBI 2023

Peter Wharton-Hood

Group Chief Executive

Life Healthcare

Pete is currently the Group Chief Executive for the Life Healthcare Group, a leading international healthcare provider, with a diversified offering of hospital and healthcare services in southern Africa and a leading provider of diagnostic and molecular imaging services in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Peter is a seasoned and proven business leader with strong global experience in strategy and operational delivery in complex and evolving environments. Peter also gained deep experience in running retail businesses, operations and information technology, whilst in executive positions with Standard Bank, a leading financial institution in South Africa. During his time with Deutsche Bank (DB) in London, he was head of Operations for the Global Markets division and subsequently Global COO for the Corporate & Investment Banking division which included responsibility for technology and operations. He also managed the complex Brexit transition process for DB. Peter is a CA(SA) and has completed the Harvard Advanced Management Programme.

Pete is a driven and courageous leader, with a successful track record of leading bottom-line profitability of substantial complex corporations, whilst delivering large-scale industry transformation. He has successfully and passionately driven diversity and inclusion programmes, both in South Africa and internationally, as well as dealing with regulators across the globe. He was appointed to his current role in September 2020.

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