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Executive Team

Stephanie Dobrikova
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Stephanie Dobrikova
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Appointed as our CEO in January 2018, Stephanie previously served as an Executive Director responsible for leading on our non-clinical operations and a variety of improvement projects. 

She is experienced in business management and has a strong track-record of driving positive growth, having previously worked in Management Consultancy, helping a variety of companies around the globe to achieve success. 

Stephanie has an MBA from IMD in Switzerland and a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Imperial College London.

Kevin Doyle
Chief Commercial Officer
Kevin Doyle
Chief Commercial Officer

Kevin takes particular responsibility for managing client relationships and new growth opportunities, having previously led our clinical network and national expansion. 

He qualified as a physiotherapist in 2006 and began his career at Birmingham City Football Club, before becoming a founding member of a successful private physiotherapy business, later acquired by Ascenti in 2010.

Kevin’s experience in elite sports has been instrumental to embedding our results-focused clinical philosophy.
 

Chris Jessop
Non-Executive Director
Chris Jessop
Non-Executive Director

Chris plays a key role in shaping Ascenti’s strategic direction and business proposition. 

He is a highly experienced and successful business executive, with board, operational and investment expertise across multiple sectors and geographies. 

Chris has previously been Chairman of Optima Health, a divisional Managing Director of AXA PPP, a divisional Managing Director at BUPA, and an Executive Board Member and divisional CEO of Nuffield Health, where he was responsible for all MSK activities

Joel Booth
Chief Governance & Quality Officer
Joel Booth
Chief Governance & Quality Officer

Joel leads on all aspects of Governance and Quality, including safety, compliance, assurance services and risk management. 

He has a broad clinical background and a wealth of knowledge gained through working within the personal injury and health sectors, leading clinical governance functions. 

Joel is a qualified Physiotherapist, specialising in work rehabilitation, and holds an MSc in Health Ergonomics and post graduate training in related specialist areas.

Adam Jarvis
Chief Operating Officer
Adam Jarvis
Chief Operating Officer

Adam takes responsibility for our operational teams, clinical development and performance functions, leading our national network of physiotherapists and healthcare professionals. 

He has played an instrumental role in our expansion and the development of our leading digital health technology, bringing a strong foundation of clinical knowledge and astute project management to our clinical operations. 

Adam originally joined Ascenti as a physiotherapist and holds a degree in Physiotherapy from University of Birmingham. 
 

Sophie Harper
Chief Brand & Communications Officer
Sophie Harper
Chief Brand & Communications Officer

Sophie brings a wealth of experience in Communications, Marketing and PR, with a strong track-record of leading forward focused brand strategies. 

The majority of her career has been spent leading in-house communications functions within housing and healthcare sectors, alongside experience working in retail, agency side and as a consultant. 

Sophie holds a BA (Hons) in Media Marketing and Promotion and a PR Diploma, as well as membership, awards and training certification with the CIPR and CIM.

Dan Pemberton
Chief Customer Officer
Dan Pemberton
Chief Customer Officer

Dan takes responsibility for our customer services teams and optimising the end-to-end experience of both our patients and partners, whilst overseeing the account management of our insurance and corporate clients. 

Having previously worked in a variety of management positions within contact centre environments, he brings an expansive technical knowledge and a deep understanding of workflow systems. 

Dan has played a leading role in the development of our administrative services and the operational design of our systems, greatly enhancing our overall customer experience. 
 

Jacinta Magee
Chief Financial Officer
Jacinta Magee
Chief Financial Officer

Jacinta leads our finance and accounting functions, taking responsibility for the preparation of budget and financial forecasts whilst supporting commercial growth.

With broad sector experience to draw on, having begun her training at Deloitte, she has since worked in a number of industries, from professional rugby to financial services. 

Jacinta qualified as an ACA in 2002 and has a Masters degree in Economics and Geography from St Andrews.
 

Morag Robertson-Morrice
Chief People Officer
Morag Robertson-Morrice
Chief People Officer

Morag oversees our HR and recruitment services, leading the people strategy that underpins our day-to-day operations whilst developing our organisational culture. 

Having held senior management positions in the health, retail and oil sectors,  she has a strong track record of developing and implementing successful business focused people strategies. Her strategic evidenced based approach and understanding of change management, has delivered numerous projects that led to improved employee engagement and performance.  

Morag is a Fellow of the CIPD, holds a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and post graduate diploma in Human Resources.