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“We are pioneering retirement living
led by a board and Senior Management team
with a unique blend of experience and vision”

Paul Harries
Non-Executive Chairman
UK Board

PAUL HARRIES

NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Paul is responsible for the governance framework of the company. Paul has over 20 years’ experience of working with real estate rich businesses that operate across the UK and Europe. Whilst his principal involvement has been in the management teams of these companies, he has also been a banker and adviser. He was the Chief Financial Officer of Generator Hostels, until its sale in mid-2017.

ANDREW EDWARDS

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Andrew is Chief Executive Officer of NSI Management Ltd, in which he is responsible for overseeing the Cook family’s investments in aged care, property, engineering, horticulture, agriculture and technology in New Zealand, Australia and the UK.  Prior to joining NSI in 2006 Andrew spent over 20 years in corporate and investment banking in New Zealand, Australia, the UK and Scandinavia.

NEVILLE COOK

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Neville is Property Director for NSI Management, responsible for the Cook Family aged care and property investments. Neville represents the continuation of the Cook Family legacy having worked in retirement communities throughout his life. Neville was previously Development Director of LifeCare Residences and successfully delivered flagship assets Remuera Rise in NZ and Battersea Place in London. Prior to this, he worked for several years in NZ for high-end hotel and apartment developers.

“It’s not about being the biggest, but being the best”

Neville Cook, Non-Executive Director
UK Management
Gary

GARY HEATHER

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Gary is responsible for the successful operation of all LifeCare’s UK retirement villages and nursing homes and brings a wealth of experience in people management, as well as specialist skills in sales and marketing. Prior to joining, Gary was a founder member of specialist retail and hospitality recruitment consultancy, Retail Human Resources plc, which became a market leader, winning several quality accreditations such as Investors in People and ISO 9001:2000. More recently he has specialised in process improvement and business transformation.

SUNENA STONEHAM

HEAD OF LEGAL

Sunena is a practising solicitor, trained in a city law firm acting for businesses and high net worth individuals. She spent the last five years working for the independent school sector primarily advising on company, commercial, charity, education, equality, safeguarding and immigration law. She has advised on a range of legal areas throughout her career and secured significant changes to UK policy and legislation.

MARK EDSER

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

Mark is a Chartered Accountant who joins LifeCare Residences having previously held senior financial positions for luxury London residential developer, Berkeley Group, gaining experience in both the housebuilding and private rental sectors. More recently he was responsible for controlling and reporting for Monitise, an Aim listed fast growing technology business with international operations. Mark is responsible for leading the finance function of the company.