Homecare Association elects new board members

Dominique Kent MD The Good Care Group

Five new non-executive directors have been elected to the board of the Homecare Association.

At its annual general meeting in Birmingham last week, the Homecare Association’s membership elected Roger Booker, CEO of Care Sante; Camille Leovold, managing director of Abbots Care; and John Rennison, CEO of 1st Homecare Group, to Band 1, which represents members in England with one to three branches.

Caleb Atkins, group operations director at City and County Healthcare, and Lucy Campbell, COO of Right at Home UK, were elected to Band 3, which represents members in England with 21 or more branches.

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Standing down from Band 1 are Peter Adams, former director of Aviva Care; Naomi Mujuru-Mvere, director at UR Choice Care; and Mike Smith, NED at Trinity Homecare. Max Wurr, director of policy and communications for City and County Healthcare is replaced in Band 3.

At a meeting of the board of directors on October 14, Sarah Leskinen-Keel, COO of Agincare Group, was elected as vice chair, while Mario Menguez, CEO of Clece Care Services, was elected as treasurer.

Dominique Kent (pictured) will continue as chair of the board and Lesley Megarity as honorary secretary.

Kent commented: “It is a great pleasure to welcome homecare providers currently operating services across the UK to represent the sector. As the UK’s membership body for homecare providers, with over 2,340 members nationally, the Homecare Association’s mission is to work together to ensure that homecare is valued, so that all of us can live well at home and flourish within our communities. The Homecare Association takes the lead in shaping homecare, in collaboration with partners across the care sector, and provides hands-on support and practical tools for its members.

“As a Board, our role is to provide strong leadership. It is essential that our strategic direction and governance is developed and overseen by members elected from within the diverse experience and knowledge of our membership. Collectively, we won’t stop making sure the importance and value of care at home is recognised and receives the investment it deserves.”

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