The National Care Forum, the leading membership organisation for not-for-profit organisations in the care and support sector, announces the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors.

Joining the Board of Directors are Oona Goldsworthy, Chief Executive of Brunelcare, Terry Peel, Chief Executive of HICA Group and Sue Porto, Chief Executive of Brandon Trust.

Our newest board members will help to strengthen board level representation for our members who operate services for people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and supported housing. In addition it will widen our geographical representation increasing board presence in Yorkshire, Humberside and the North East.”

said Vic Rayner, Executive Director, National Care Forum

  • Oona Goldsworthy is Chief Executive of Brunelcare, providing 1000 supported homes in 31 sheltered housing sites, three extra care schemes, a retirement village, five care homes, two reablement centres and a domiciliary care service in the Bristol area and Somerset.
  • Terry Peel is Chief Executive of HICA Group, delivering specialist care and support services for older people and people with a learning disability in the North of England.
  • Sue Porto is Chief Executive of Brandon Trust, a large provider of support to people with learning disabilities and autism, to help them live the lives they choose. Brandon operates across the South West through to Warwickshire, Oxford and London.

These three new board members bring years of experience and leadership in adult social care, and join the existing board comprising, Maria Ball (Chair), Quantum Care; Andy Cole OBE (Chair elect), Royal Star and Garter; David Williams (Treasurer); Dan Hayes, The Orders of St John Care Trust; Mark Adams, Community Integrated Care; Martin D’Mello, One Housing; Maxine Espley, Accord Housing Association; Mette Le Jakobsen, Surrey Choices; and Richard Hawes, Elizabeth Finn Homes.

More information about the NCF Board of Directors can be found here: https://www.nationalcareforum.org.uk/about-us/#board-of-directors