Our board

Care Plus is run by a board of directors who bring together their skills and experience to make important decisions about the homes and the services we provide for our customers.

The responsibilities of the board include:

  • Making sure that we are run lawfully and ethically
  • Approving our business plan
  • Agreeing strategies, policies, financial and investment plans
  • Monitoring our performance and ensuring that we deliver value for money.

Professor Graeme Betts

Chair
Graeme is the Corporate Director for Adult Social Care at Birmingham City Council. He has been a Chief Officer and Chief Executive in a variety of roles across local government and the NHS for over 20 years and has also worked for the Local Government Association as a Care and Health Improvement Adviser. He was the national lead on carers for the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services for some six years. 

With extensive experience of leading organisations, implementing national and local strategies and managing major change, Graeme enjoys working with people to drive up performance. A level 7 qualified executive coach and mentor, he is committed to a coaching style of leadership.

Graeme was awarded his PhD in Social Policy and Social Planning in 1991 and published his book, Local Government and Inequalities in Health, the following year.  He has subsequently published numerous articles on health and social care. In June 2013, Graeme was awarded an Honorary Professorship from the University of East London in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the advancement of his profession through publications and the development of public policy and services.

 At the Housing Plus Group, Graeme looks forward to building on the acknowledged successes of Care Plus and, as its Chair, leading on the expansion and development of the services it provides to some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.

Peter Price

Board member
A qualified chartered accountant, Peter has spent the major part of his career in the health service, as a Director of Finance with NHS Telford and Wrekin for over 10 years. Prior to this, he was Finance Director at the Shropshire Community and Mental Health NHS Trust and Princess Royal Hospital.

Peter is really excited to be working with a dedicated team on a specific and important aspect of the business. As a board member, he is keen to ensure that we deliver care services wanted and needed by customers in an efficient and effective manner.

Julie Fillary

Board member
Julie began her career as a nurse and spent 40 years working within healthcare. During the last 25 years of her career she held senior executive management posts spanning the NHS, private healthcare and the charitable sectors. Her key responsibilities as a director of nursing included the management and leadership of 6000 multi-professional staff, governance, risk management, quality of service, regulatory compliance and budget management. Prior to retiring in 2013 Julie ran her own business and was an independent consultant to the Department of Health with responsibility for policy development, policy implementation and assurance of health services across the country.

Julie has also carried out voluntary work abroad as a health advisor to the governments of Swaziland and Grand Cayman.

Amarjit Dhillon

Board member
Amarjit is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. The Chief Information Officer for Turning Point, a leading social enterprise in health and social care with accountability for Commercial Ventures, he also serves as a main board director and Trustee.

Having trained as a technologist in the NHS, Amarjit subsequently moved into the corporate sector where he built his technology and information management experience as well as spending time in production and operations management, sales and customer facing roles. A specialist in directing transformation and change in global organisations, as a member of the Group and Care Plus boards, Amarjit looks forward to helping with the development of the organisation, ensuring that the needs of its current and future customers are met through the provision of excellent and efficient services.

Sarah Boden

Board member
Chief Executive, Housing Plus Group.
Beginning her career as a housing officer, working to ease homelessness, Sarah has over 30 years' housing sector experience.

Prior to becoming chief executive at Severnside, Sarah was responsible for development and business growth for a Kent based Group of Housing Associations, leading its geographic expansion and diversification. At Severnside for over 10 years, her leadership saw Severnside grow to become a successful, financially strong and diverse organisation.

Sarah was appointed chief executive of the Housing Plus Group in 2016 and re-appointed in 2019 when the Group completed a successful merger with Stafford and Rural Homes. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and former chair of both the NHF regional committee and the Shropshire Registered Social Landlord Forum.

Passionate about housing and people, Sarah, is committed to ensuring that the group delivers its vision of ‘Making a positive difference to homes, lives and communities’.
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