June 13, 2017 / 6:30 AM / 2 months ago

BRIEF-Spire Healthcare says executive chairman Watts diagnosed with a medical condition

June 13 (Reuters) - Spire Healthcare Group Plc:

* ‍that Garry Watts, current executive chairman, has been diagnosed with a medical condition and is currently undergoing treatment

* As a result watts he may need some short periods out of business over next several months​

* Spire Healthcare - ‍while watts will remain active and engaged in company's activities, he has indicated to board his decision to revert to his previous role as non-executive chairman

* ‍appointment of Simon Gordon, Spire's current chief financial officer, as interim chief executive officer with immediate effect​

* ‍post of chief financial officer, also on an interim basis, will be taken by Andrew Goldsmith, who is currently spire's head of finance​

* ‍formal process is underway to identify and appoint a permanent chief executive officer. Process is expected to include candidates from both inside and outside group​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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