United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) has announced the appointment of a new finance and corporate services director.
Keith Williams (pictured) will replace Peter Randall, who will retire from the role on March 31 after 22 years of service to the organisation.
Williams is an experienced and senior finance and corporate services director who has worked in the not-for-profit, charitable and commercial sectors.
He is currently chief financial officer (CFO) at the London Grid for Learning, a charity which is the leading provider of broadband services to schools and local authorities in London and the Home Counties.
Before this, he was finance director at the National Education Union, the four largest trade union in the UK, with more than 500,000 members and income of over £50m from membership fees and commercial revenues.
Much of Keith’s earlier career was spent in the private healthcare sector, at the London Clinic and St Martin’s Healthcare Ltd.
As CFO at the London Clinic, Williams drove a £75m capital expansion programme. This included a new Cancer Centre and introduction of robotic surgery technology in the hospitals.
Williams trained at Deloitte and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Commenting on his appointment UKHCA chair, Dominique Kent, said: “Warm thanks to Peter Randall for his dedication to UKHCA over many years. We are really pleased to welcome Keith Williams who brings strong skills and experience to contribute to our work”.
UKHCA’s CEO Jane Townson said: “The retirement of our finance and corporate Service Director, Peter Randall, after over two decades of dedicated service, feels like the end of an era and his are big shoes to fill.
“We are, however, delighted to announce the appointment of Keith Williams as Peter’s successor. Keith’s background, skills, experience and personal attributes will enable him to make a valuable contribution to the work of the Association and we very much look forward to welcoming him to our team.”
Keith Williams said: “The ongoing pandemic has highlighted how important the home care sector is to those being supported and to wider society and at the same time how undervalued it has been historically. I am greatly looking forward to the opportunity to help redress this balance by bringing the skills and experience I have acquired throughout my career so far to UKHCA.”