We Care Home Improvements are delighted to announce the appointment of Rick Sturge as Chair. He takes over from Dr Robin Means who steps down after 5 years to focus on his role as Chair of Care & Repair England.
Rick is a Chartered Accountant who has spent 35 years working in senior executive roles with a number of leading professional services firms. as well as having experience in all senior operational roles, he is also a business transformation specialist having advised and worked with businesses, in all sectors, and Governments across the world. He decided to take partial retirement three years ago to be able to undertake some private business consulting work, interesting project work and community / charity support work in the west of England region. In addition to his current role as Chief Financial Officer Grafton LSR Ltd (Bloodhound Land Speed Record Project) he has several voluntary positions and is currently a Member of West of England Civil Authority Recovery Taskforce, Chairman of Business in the Community for the Southwest region, a Member of Board of Governors for South Gloucestershire & Stroud College, a member of the advisory board for the Bristol Business School, and a visiting Professor at the University of West of England.
In joining WECHI, Rick brings with him a strong network across the world of business, the education sector, the public sector and the third sector and wants to do as much as he can to harness help and support to charities and community-based groups in the southwest region.
Rick said: "My motivation these days is to ensure we mobilise the collective strength of all parts of society as a powerful collective force in driving regional vibrancy. Business, Government, education and the third sector working in collaborative harmony is vital if we are to make society a better and fairer place. The pandemic has ignited a fresh sense of individual and corporate social consciousness and a key focus area moving forward needs to be to ensure we can better support and properly look after older members of society. This is why I am so impressed by the work organisations like WECHI undertake and I am delighted and proud to be taking over from Robin as Chair and looking forward to becoming more actively involved with the organisation."
Kevin Snowball CEO said:
"We are delighted that Rick has joined We Care Home Improvements as Chair and are looking forward to working with him to develop new collaborative relationships and to promote the vital work that WECHI does to enable older and disabled people to live independently in their own homes for as long as they choose."