Guinness 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 a Board member and Chair of the Audit and Assurance Committee for Curo Housing Association and Board and Audit and Risk Committee member of White Horse 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.

Mike Petter, Board MemberMike Petter

Mike was appointed to the Guinness Care Board in November 2014. He is also Deputy Chair of The Guinness Partnership Board, the Group Audit and Risk Committee, Chair of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee and Chair of the Guinness Health and Safety Committee. He is a Chartered Engineer who spent 25 years in the construction industry before setting up his own consultancy delivering business improvement support to a broad range of clients.

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 is 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.


Take a look at the The Guinness Partnership Board


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 is 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 is Director of Independent Living and has overall operational responsibility for housing for older people, extra care housing, supported living services, our care homes and the Sheffield Foyer.

 

Paul Love photo - rollupPaul Love, Finance Director and Company Secretary

Paul Love is Finance Director and Company Secretary, with responsibility for finance, company secretarial, governance, performance information and reporting.

 

 

Sharon AultSharon Ault, People & Quality Director

Sharon joined Guinness Care in July 2018, having previously worked in senior roles in the Private and Public Sector, and most recently as Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development for Optivo. Sharon has responsibility for HR, Learning and Development, Health and Safety, Internal Communications, and Quality Assurance.