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.

Tina Swani

Chair
With 30 years in the health and voluntary sectors, and 10 years in the housing sector, Tina has previously worked for The British Red Cross and is on the Board of Hospice UK and Chair of Lench’s Trust.

She brings considerable experience of strategic development and transformation in health, wellbeing and social care and is currently facilitating whole-system leadership and integrated planning of many organisations working together to redesign service for their population.

Tina believes that good quality social housing creates a positive cycle of personal, community and economic contribution, independence, resilience and growth. And that a good social housing provider is as much about people as it is about business.

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.

Vivien Cross

Committee member
Vivien has 25 years’ experience in the finance and housing sector having previously worked for Shipleys, BDO, and Dane Housing.

She is a chartered accountant and has spent 11 years in audit management, which includes managing the audits of large housing associations.

Vivien has been self-employed since 2015 working for owner-managing businesses advising on accounting and tax matters with some housing consultancy. She brings finance, risk, governance, change/project management and development expertise to the Board.

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.

Pam Smith

Temporary co-optee
An occupational therapist by profession, Pam has worked most of her career in local government where she ran homes for older people. At the end of her career in local government she was an executive director for community services in Warrington, where her responsibilities included social care, housing and environmental health.

As a consultant, she specialises in the fields of health, social care and housing and trains social workers across the UK.

Pam believes Care Plus can make a real difference to people’s lives. Her vision is for it to be a great care provider, offering high quality care through staff who are kind, highly motivated and well-trained.

Gareth Evans

Temporary co-optee
A retired banking professional, Gareth worked in the banking industry for 42 years principally at Barclays Bank where he was a Corporate Manager.

Gareth has particular expertise in business funding with considerable experience in funding residential and commercial property development. He joined the Severnside Board in December 2013.
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