Dr Sandy Scott has quit his role as deputy managing director of PPP healthcare.
He has left the healthcare industry to become managing director of Milton Keynes-based Ingram Micro, one of the largest distributors of computer hardware and software.
Speculation has grown as to whether the move is linked to Guardian Royal Exchange’s recent acquisition of PPP. Scott could not comment on the merger due to his “exit agreement” with PPP.
However, he said he was disillusioned with the healthcare industry: “The IT industry has a clear vision which is sadly lacking in the healthcare industry as a whole.
“Most health insurers are unclear of their role in relation to the NHS and the new Government and have no clear view of where they want to go in future and no real core values.”
But he added: “The opportunity to manage a company like Ingram Micro was too good to miss. Where in the health insurance industry could you manage a company with 40-50% growth a year? The healthcare market has remained flat and the best that any individual organisation could hope for would be annual growth rates of 2% a year.”