CEO of the Year Awards 2023

Based in Thame, Oxfordshire, Aeron is an established training and healthcare company designed to support clients at every stage of their learning journey. With bespoke and professional training for all, the company strives to provide learners with the skills and confidence they require to develop their career and make a difference with patient-centred care. Spearheaded by CEO Dr. Johan Du Plessis, Aeron is passionate about saving lives through its ethical and effective training. With his medical expertise and extensive experience, Dr. Johan Du Plessis leads the company’s cultural and structural developments which continue to improve emergency medicine practices. For his influential leadership, we have bestowed Dr. Johan Du Plessis with a CEO of the Year Award. Most Instrumental Training & Healthcare Education CEO - UK Established in 2023, Aeron was created to fill a clear gap in the market for medical and healthcare education and by delivering accredited, custom prehospital, and emergency education to meet individual client and company requirements that’s just what it does. Operating across the NHS and private sectors, its highly skilled team is paramedic-led and all courses are governed by a dedicated A&E Medical Director and consultant experts to ensure they are underpinned by research and ready for real life application. Aeron serves a clientele of healthcare workers, professionals, and students seeking to develop their careers within the healthcare sector. With its personalised approach, the company aims to support individuals and corporate clients, designing and delivering bespoke packages to meet their unique needs. Clients can choose how they learn, whether that is online or in person at a selected venue such as their place of business. It is Aeron’s mission to provide clients with the confidence and skills to advance their careers and make a difference with research-driven care. The team's diverse experiences enable them to provide valuable first-hand knowledge and real-world application from a wide range of sectors including NHS A&E Ambulance services, HART, advanced trauma and critical care, and military operations. Dr. Johan Du Plessis is a highly experienced management and clinical leader with a background in emergency medicine and supporting the delivery of exceptional care in the public and private sectors. With 28 years of experience in the field, he has held various positions in different healthcare organisations including the Princess Royal University Hospital and Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. Dr. Johan Du Plessis has evolved his leadership over many years of supporting and empowering others. Dr. Johan Du Plessis says, “To my mind, the ability to reflect on and learn from my own career pathway has enabled me to develop my own leadership style. For instance, it has given me a passion for continuous improvement, and over the years I have supported the professional development of healthcare practitioners and provided training and supervision to nurse practitioners, paramedics, and allied professionals, assisting them in expanding their roles and skills. Work such as this has deepened my own understanding and helped me to lead on developments that, in my view, have contributed to the advancement of emergency medicine practices.” A flat organisational structure ensures that the company values every member of the paramedic-led team. With its staff’s eclectic mix of skills, Aeron has fostered a supportive culture that empowers its people and helps them develop valuable skills. In the everchanging landscape of education, Aeron seeks to leverage the latest technology and a blended learning approach to support its clients and staff with accessible and affordable services. In the coming year, Aeron plans to develop a new main centre of operations to enrich its first-class services and offer clients an exceptional learning experience. The company will also explore how simulation and technology can better align to provide the highest quality training solutions. Aeron is dedicated to providing bespoke training for all and making a difference with patient-centred care. Dr. Johan Du Plessis’s professional expertise and commitment to continuous learning continues to enhance the company’s delivery of outstanding courses for its esteemed clients. His pivotal role in the business has shaped Aeron’s bespoke and professional educational services and for his empowering leadership, Dr. Johan Du Plessis has received our award for this year’s Most Instrumental Training & Healthcare Education CEO – UK. Contact: Dr. Johan Du Plessis Company: Aeron Training And Healthcare Education Web Address: