Care Board and Executive Team

Our Board and Executive Team make sure we provide the best care possible.

The Board

Chris Wilson smallChris Wilson, Chair

Chris was appointed to the Guinness Care Board in March 2018. He is a retired professional services partner with KPMG with extensive audit and advisory experience in the public sector, ranging from local/central government to housing, education and health. Chris is also a Board member and Chair of the Audit and Assurance Committee for Curo Housing Association.

 

Nick Apetroaie - March 2018 150Nick Apetroaie

Nick was appointed to the Guinness Care Board in February 2018. Until November 2017, Nick was the Deputy CEO of Optivo, a large housing association, managing 44,000 homes across the Midlands and South-East. Nick, having worked as a Housing Association CEO, Property Director and Director of Care Services, is experienced in building and managing diverse teams, implementing performance and competency management systems and delivering cultural change.

 

Amanda profile pic smAmanda Carey-McDermott

Amanda was appointed to the Guinness Care Board in February 2018. Amanda is the New Services Director for Care UK.  As an experienced Director, Amanda has an excellent track record of delivering transformational change and creative customer service solutions across a wide range of sectors.

 

 

Shena Winning - March 2018Shena Winning

Shena was appointed to the Guinness Care Board in February 2018. She is an experienced Board member, Chair – Executive and non-Executive. Shena is the former Chair of Medway NHS Trust and has held several other non-Executive directorships. She is a finance professional with a passion for organisational performance and growth.

 

 

Linda Sanders, GCS Board MemberLinda Sanders

Linda was appointed to the Guinness Care Board in December 2014 and is also a member of the Guinness Partnership Limited. She was a Local Authority Corporate Director in the West Midlands and London for 15 years holding Statutory Adults, Children’s Social Care and Housing responsibilities. Formerly, the ADASS Vice President and was Co-chair of the ADASS disability network, Linda is currently an ADASS associate. Linda has undertaken consultancy for Coventry City Council where she chaired the Better Care Programme Board and led the creation of an all age disability service.

 

Phil Morgan, Partnership Board memberPhil Morgan

Phil was appointed to the Guinness Care Board in April 2021. He is also a board member of The Guinness Partnership Limited, Chair of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee and a board member of Guinness Housing Association Limited. He was the Chair of the Service and Performance Committee. He is a housing specialist who joined the Board from Wulvern Housing Limited. He is the Chair of Health Watch Salford; Director of Phil Morgan Ltd; a member of the Greater Manchester Health Board and former Executive Director of Tenant Services at the Tenant Services Authority and former Chief Executive of TPAS.

 

Catriona Simmons, Chief ExecutiveCatriona Simons

Catriona is the Chief Executive of The Guinness Partnership Limited and an executive Board Member. She is also a Board Member for Guinness Homes Limited, The Guinness Housing Association Limited, City Response Limited and Guinness Developments Limited.

 

Paul Watson, Managing Director of Guinness Care and SupportPaul Watson MBE, Managing Director

Paul joined Guinness Care and Support Limited in December 2007. He was a member of the Homes and Communities Agency Advisory Group on Older and Vulnerable People, and was Group Director of Hanover Housing Association. Between 2003 and 2005 he advised the Department of Health on policies for older people and people with learning disabilities. He received an MBE for his work as Chief Executive of a homelessness organisation.

 

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The Executive Team

Paul Watson, Managing Director of Guinness Care and SupportPaul Watson MBE, Managing Director

Paul joined Guinness Care and Support Limited in December 2007. He was a member of the Homes and Communities Agency Advisory Group on Older and Vulnerable People, and was Group Director of Hanover Housing Association. Between 2003 and 2005 he advised the Department of Health on policies for older people and people with learning disabilities. He received an MBE for his work as Chief Executive of a homelessness organisation.

 

Lynn Lewis, GCS Interim Director of Community ServicesLynn Lewis, Director of Independent Living

Lynn has over 30 years’ experience in housing, homelessness and social care. As the Director of Independent Living, she has overall operational responsibility of housing for older people, extra care housing, supported living services, our care homes and the Sheffield Foyer.

 

 

Paul Love photo - rollupPaul Love, Finance Director

Paul Love is the Finance Director, with lead responsibility for finance, risk management, governance, performance reporting and management information.

 

 

David RiceDavid Rice, Director of Business Development

David joined Guinness Care in June 2019. He has over ten years’ experience of working in the care sector previously working at Brunelcare as Housing and Business Development Director. In his earlier career, David trained as a primary school teacher and worked on several education projects overseas before moving into housing and care. He has a particular passion for innovation and looking at how we can do things in a different way to meet the current challenges within the sector.

 

Barbara Hunt

Barbara Hunt, Director of Care at Home

Barbara joined Guinness Care in January 2020, with over 30 years’ experience in Health and Social Care at manager and director level, mainly in third sector organisations. Barbara also lectured in Health and Biology in Further Education. As well as being Director of Care at Home, Barbara has responsibility for Quality Assurance and Service Improvement and is the Nominated Individual with the Care Quality Commission for our regulated care services.

 

James MarshJames Marsh, Head of Human Resources

James joined Guinness Care in October 2020 to lead our HR, Learning & Development, Resourcing and Health & Safety functions. Prior to joining Guinness, James has worked within HR in the Social Care and Housing sectors, in both private and not for profit organisations for over 12 years. James is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).