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Rich Andrews

Co-Founder and CEO, Univa and Founder and Former CEO, Healios

Rich is a serial healthcare entrepreneur and passionate about solving the many pain points of health systems worldwide to enable a healthier society. 

Rich founded Healios in 2012, his first healthtech company, after witnessing close family members and friends suffering from mental health and neurological conditions struggle to access appropriate support. Rich led Healios to become the largest digital health clinic in the UK for managing the complex needs of children and young people impacted by mental health and/or neurodevelopmental conditions. He later expanded the company into the US under the brand name Meliora Health. 

While leading Healios, Rich became more and more aware of the growing number of referrals to the company that had disordered eating challenges. He felt a new company that was hyper-specialised to tackle the complexity of eating disorder conditions was needed more than ever. In 2024 he co-founder Univa with a mission to create a world leading eating disorder care platform that can sustainably reduce the devastating rates of morbidity and mortality associated with eating disorders. 

Prior to his entrepreneurial path, Rich gained knowledge of global healthcare markets from an international career in launching innovative medicines at large biopharma companies. 

Rich is a board member of the Mental Health Network at the NHS Confederation and co-chairs our Digital Mental Health Forum. He also acts as a strategic advisor to senior leadership teams at digital health companies. Rich is an avid investor in start-ups that have a clear societal impact.