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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
Executive Chairman
UK Board

PAUL HARRIES

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

CHIEF LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE OFFICER

Sunena is a qualified solicitor who is responsible for the group’s legal function, providing advice on compliance, corporate governance and operations. Sunena trained in a city law firm acting for businesses and high net worth individuals and, after qualifying, spent five years working for the independent school sector. She is an experienced generalist having advised on a range of legal areas throughout her career and has also secured significant changes to UK policy and legislation.

SIRAJ NAYEE

GROUP FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

Siraj is responsible for the group’s finance function, supporting strategic planning, daily operations as well as the funding requirements for new investments. Siraj attainted his Higher Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting at Rhodes University and qualified as an Associate General Accountant (SAICA) with PwC in South Africa. Prior to joining LifeCare Residences in 2017, he worked with Ecolab as a Senior Business Partner, overseeing the finance sector of their sub-Sahara operations – driving rapid growth and expansion into new territories, as well as leading the restructure into a sustainable, profitable business.