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Brandie Deignan

Chief Executive Officer
Pier Health Group

Catalyst, mentor, guest lecturer, trustee, non-exec director, a JP, an advisory board member, a CEO by the day and oh, a twin-mommy-all applicable to Brandie.

A sector agnostic leader, having led in 4 sectors, Brandie joined primary care within NHS in general practice as Chief Executive Officer within one of UKs biggest GP super partnerships in early 2021, highlighting that leadership is leadership and cuts across all sectors. Prior to this role, Brandie was Managing Director at Marco Pierre White Restaurants, cementing her c20 years’ experience in the consumer service delivery industry across hospitality, retail and aviation. Before her MD role, Brandie held senior leadership positions at British Airways Plc, Tesco Plc, Whitbread, Travelodge and Hilton Hotels, where she started her career as a graduate trainee and worked her way up.

A true trailblazer, Brandie was the first female MD to hold her MD role at MPW Restaurants. As of 2020, Brandie was the first black female MD within branded restaurant groups in the UK. Brandie was recently named as one of the top 15 BAME high fliers in travel and tourism industry, and was a finalist at the Black British Business Awards, Senior Leader, Consumer and Luxury. Brandie was voted No 41 of the Top 50 listening leaders and also nominated in the National Diversity Awards for positive role model, gender diversity. Recently, Brandie was nominated in the Sheinspires Awards as an agent of change.

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