The team

Keith Pollard – CEO and Managing Editor

Keith PollardKeith Pollard spent ten years in marketing and operational roles in the private healthcare sector before setting up Acumen Solutions, an internet development company in the mid-1990s, specialising in the healthcare market. Private Healthcare UK was one of several internet ventures which were created at that time.  In 2003, Keith formed Intuition Communication as a web publishing company and embarked on a major investment in the redevelopment and expansion of Private Healthcare UK. The Intuition portfolio has grown impressively since then, and Intuition has become a leader in medical tourism with the development of Treatment Abroad and the International Medical Travel Journal.  Keith writes a health and medical tourism blog.

Dr Nick Plowman – Medical Director

plowman_100Nick Plowman is Senior Clinical Oncologist to St Bartholomew’s Hospital (adults) and The Hospital for Sick Children Great Ormond Street (children) with visiting duties to St Mark’s Hospital for diseases of the rectum and colon and Moorfields Eye Hospital. He has been Head of Department at St. Bartholomews’ from 1989-1997 and from 2000 to the present time.

Dr Plowman is also a shareholder in Intuition Communication Ltd.

Sarah Ward – Head of Operations

Sarah Ward 2016Sarah has more than 20 years’ experience working within the private healthcare sector, in a variety of marketing and business development roles, predominantly specialising in digital media. She has been influential in creating a culture of excellence within organisations and is an advocate of improving communication internally and externally. Sarah’s current role as Head of Operations at Intuition Communication encompasses digital and traditional marketing, business development, project management, and day-to-day operational responsibility. She is responsible for the effective project management of major marketing and web projects, and is the Event Director for three annual events organised by Intuition; the IMTJ Medical Travel Summit and Awards, and the Private Healthcare Summit.


Angela Field – Administration Manager

Angela joined the team in November 2009 from a background in Credit Control and Finance for various industries. Day to day she is responsible for managing the accounts and administration as well as supporting the rest of the team. She acts as PA to the CEO, in terms of arranging all meetings and travel arrangements, as well as general assistant duties.

Digital Communications

Jon Butler – Digital Communications Manager

New Jon picWith experience in web management and online marketing across a variety of sectors, Jon joined the Intuition team in September 2009.  He is responsible for managing various web projects and marketing for Intuition’s websites.

Outside of work he plays the guitar in a band and is deprived of sleep by his young family.


Mark Hinge – Digital Marketing Professional

Mark HingeA digital experience evangelist with a background working for many house hold name brands and some of the best agency talent in the world Mark has recently joined the Intuition Team to provide key insights into digital marketing & experience throughout the business. Mark develops data driven multichannel marketing strategies – from email, through social all the way to user experience of the many sites Intuition influence.



Ian Youngman

100_4087Ian is a writer and researcher specialising in insurance and health.He writes regularly for a variety of magazines, newsletters, and on-line services. He also publishes a range of insurance reports and undertakes research for companies. With an honours degree in Economics from the University of Liverpool, Ian was a co-founder of The General Insurance Market Research Association. He also has widespread experience within the insurance industry at management level, working for brokers, a bank and an insurance company.



Ben Reed – Production Manager

ben 2With experience as a journalist and a passion for online technology, Ben joined the Intuition team in July 2007. As Production Manager he is responsible for the maintenance and updating of all the websites in Intuition’s portfolio as well as helping to maintain the overall structure and consistency of the sites.



Sam Catt – Content Editor

Sam is currently an undergraduate at Nottingham Trent University, studying Business Management and Accounting and Finance. He is undertaking his placement year here at Intuition Communication, and is responsible for managing the content on Intuition’s portfolio of websites. In his spare time, Sam enjoys travelling and is a keen sports fan, interested in football, golf and cricket.


Philip Archbold – Business Development Director

philip_archboldPhilip joined Intuition Communication after 10 years in the print publishing sector, working on Automotive, Gift and Toy publications.  He has overall responsibility for business development on the websites that Intuition Communication operate.  Outside of work his main love is for his young family but this is closely followed by a love of cars. As well as boring anyone who will listen about anything to do with cars he competes in amateur motorsport in the BMW Kuhmo championship. He also plays Tennis badly and Golf REALLY badly.Tel: 01442 817811

Email: [email protected]

Vivienne Gibb – Consultant Sales Executive

vivienne_gibbVivienne originally trained as a personal secretary and for years worked in London breweries.  She says she was always very popular at parties!  Since then she has been involved with publishing and media sales for more years than she would care to admit to!  For the last 7 years she has been our dedicated manager looking after all the consultants, doctors and surgeons on the sites.  Her spare time (what little she has!) is spent regularly in Scotland visiting family and friends and travelling abroad – her favourite pastime.  She used to dance Salsa 4 times a week (some say quite well) and would still, given half a chance!  (This was all down to Patrick Swayze! Hence the film!)  She has recently discovered Zumba which is a close 2nd to Salsa Dancing!!  Buying clothes, driving and gardening are also high on her list of priorities!

Email: [email protected]

Maria D. Georga – Regional Manager

Maria GeorgaMaria joined Intuition after years in the Management of Financial sector companies. She has the responsibility for business development regarding all Intuition Communications web media and publications for overseas healthcare providers; she is also dealing with intelligence and consultation projects. As a specialist in the international medical travel market, Maria is a frequent public speaker to international health travel events and seminars.

Maria has successfully balanced her active involvement in business, while dealing with philosophy, metaphysics and book writing.

Email: [email protected]


Phoebe Bugden – Conference Producer

Phoebe Bugden
Phoebe is experienced in all aspects of conference management and has been working in the conference industry since 1999 when she lived in Hong Kong and Singapore before returning to London in 2003.

Much of Phoebe’s work is focused on programme and speaker management, working with programme committees, running call for papers campaigns and taking ownership of conference programmes. Phoebe has worked with Intuition on all of the previous Private Healthcare Summits and also on Intuition’s international event, the IMTJ Medical Travel Summit.

Steve Parrott – Partnership Manager

Steve ParrottSteve delivers a portfolio of sponsorship sales strategies to secure sponsor partners for the rights holders across a number of event sectors from Conferences and Trade Shows to National Sports events and Local Government community events.

Steve has worked with Intuition for a number of years and in addition to the Private Healthcare Summit, he is responsible for sponsorship and exhibitors for Intuition’s international events, the IMTJ Medical Travel Summit and the IMTJ Medical Travel Awards.