Vernacare appoint new CEO


Vernacare Ltd is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer, Alex Hodges.

Alex will take up the position on 26th September 2022.

"On behalf of all at Vernacare, may I say that we are incredibly pleased that Alex has accepted the position of Chief Executive at our company. He has extensive leadership experience from the medical and infection prevention sectors and has proven ability to building successful organisations and businesses. We believe that he will be at the forefront of driving our company forward and helping us fulfil our primary purpose of providing great products to hospitals, clinicians, and people around the world" says Chairman of the Company Board, Frank Collins, OBE.

Alex has worked with global teams in Europe, Asia, and Latin America for 30 years with the most recent experiences in healthcare in helping prevent infections for patients and clinicians in hospitals, non-acute settings and in consumers' homes. He makes a move to the UK this month after heading up Owens and Minor's Clinical Products and International Markets team following leadership commercial roles with Kimberly-Clark and Halyard Health while based in the USA.

Alex said "I am thrilled and honoured to have been afforded the opportunity to lead Vernacare, I am very impressed by the company's mission and its tremendous heritage in the UK. I cannot wait to join the team and work collaboratively to support patient care worldwide."

Vernacare are pioneers of sustainable infection prevention solutions, the Verna Group International is positioned under the Vernacare brand. Following recent acquisitions by Verna Group International of Robinson Healthcare Limited and Frontier Plastics, Vernacare now offers a wide range of healthcare solutions globally, serving key speciality areas including human waste disposal, bathing & continence care, surgical solutions, clinical waste management, environmental cleaning, vaccine solutions, harm reduction, and woundcare & absorbents.