Leadership Team

Dr Michael Platt

Dr Michael Platt


Specialising in conditions causing Chronic Pain

Dr Platt has been a consultant and honorary senior lecturer in pain medicine and anaesthetics at Imperial College since 1991. Following medical training in Australia, he undertook specialist training in anaesthetics and pain medicine in London. He is a professional and highly effective senior consultant in pain medicine and anaesthetics with over 23 years in senior clinical leadership and specialist roles. In his NHS practice he is a senior consultant at the Imperial Pain Clinic and is frequently referred complex patients from other specialists in the UK and abroad.

Dr Avani Bhanushali


Operations Manager

With a bachelor’s in dental surgery, and MSc in Healthcare management and strategic leadership, Avani has worked both in clinical and managerial roles. Avani has over 7 years of experience in driving strategic initiatives in improvement of patient care at leading tertiary healthcare organisations. At Sapphire Clinics, Avani oversees Clinic Operations across the UK to ensure top quality care is provided to patients, and acts as a direct liaison between clinicians and other stakeholders to maintain the highest healthcare standards and care.

Dr Ross Coomber


Operations Director

Ross is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon with research interests in innovative solutions to improve patient care. Having completed a 12 month trauma fellowship in Canada, he has experience of working with medical cannabis. Ross has worked with start-ups to digitalise medical locum work, medical navigation and platforms for orthopaedic surgeons education. Responsible for all aspects of operations including doctor training programmes, franchisee set-up, contracting, background checks and establishing all communications across the Sapphire brand.
Aran Samra

Aran Samra

MChem (Oxon) ACA

Clinic Director

Aran is a Chartered Accountant and Wealth Manager having studied at Oxford University. Prior to running the finance function at a tech start-up, Aran gained experience in Audit, Investment Advisory and M&A for 9 years at PwC. By managing all aspects of financial and management accounting, Aran controls Sapphire and franchisee companies. This includes budget and business planning for our proposed franchisee expansion.
Simon Erridge

Dr Simon Erridge


Head of Research and Access

With a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery and BSc in Surgery and Anaesthesia, Simon has also worked on a number of innovative biotech opportunities. Research interests include cannabis-based medicinal products, and patient- reported outcome measures. Simon will be driving growth through professional, corporate and academic partnerships.

Carl Holvey

MPharm, MRPharmS, DipCLinPharm, IPresc, DBA

Chief Pharmacist & Patient Care Director

Carl is an experienced Clinical Pharmacist and healthcare manager with extensive experience in the NHS. He has worked in various sectors of healthcare delivering direct patient care and managing services. He is responsible for establishing new franchises, other commercial and public partnerships. He ensures excellent standards of pharmaceutical care for all our patients and medicines services.

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