Dr. Chai Patel CBE

Founder Partner of Elysian Capital


Dr. Chai Patel is Chairman of HC-One and Court Cavendish, and Founder Partner of Elysian Capital. He is Deputy Chairman of the Care Management Group and Chairman of IPS (‘Integrated Pharmaceutical Services’). He is a member of the Advisory Board of Bridges.

Chai has built several healthcare companies including start-ups and buy-outs. During that time he has been involved in over thirty acquisitions and disposals of companies with an overall value exceeding £3 billion. In addition to his Health and Social Care interests, he has diversified into non-healthcare areas of investment through Elysian Capital.

Until February 2007, he was Chief Executive and architect of the modern Priory Group, the UK’s largest independent specialist mental health and education services group; formerly he was Chief Executive of Westminster Health Care Ltd, one of the largest operators of healthcare services in the UK; and CareFirst, the UK’s largest nursing home operator.

He has received an Honorary Doctorate from the Open University, a further honorary doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University in 2013 and in 1999 was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his services to the development of social care policies.