The UK Homecare Association is looking to recruit another new chief executive after Roger Berry decided to withdraw from the role.
Berry joined the organisation on March 4 for a one-month handover period with Bridget Warr, who is expected to depart from the board this week.
But the former managing director has decided that, due to a change in his personal circumstances, he will no longer be assuming his role as UKHCA CEO and will be returning to his home in Wiltshire.
UKHCA chair Trevor Brocklebank has extended the association’s good wishes for Berry, adding: “While the Association seeks another chief executive, I will work closely with the strong Leadership Team of Peter Randall, Colin Angel and Andrew Heffernan to ensure we continue to drive forward our plans for representing and supporting our members.”
Meanwhile, the UKHCA has elected two leaders in home care to serve as officers on its non-executive board.
Dominque Kent, CEO of The Good Care Group, a live-in care provider rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC, has been elected to the position of vice chair, while David Chalk, managing director of Windrush Care, which supports people living in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds to remain independent, will take on the role of honorary secretary.
Brocklebank said: “I would like to congratulate Dominique and David on their election. They have both demonstrated their commitment to representing our members’ views and we are delighted that they are willing to offer additional support for governance of UKHCA.”