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Care UK Management team

Andrew Knight, CEO

Andrew joined Care UK in 2014 and leads one of the most ambitious development programmes in the sector having opened 55 new care homes with a further 20 sites in planning and construction. Care UK has continued to focus on future growth during the pandemic, opening 9 new build homes and completing on an agreement to operate 26 former Sunrise and Gracewell homes within the Care UK portfolio. Care UK is committed to the continuous development of care quality and has achieved some of the highest regulatory ratings in the sector, including 21 homes rated as CQC ‘Outstanding’. Prior to joining Care UK, Andrew has spent more than 30 years in senior leadership positions working for Weight Watchers UK, Punch Taverns, Spirit Group, and Allied Domecq.

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Matt Rosenberg, CFO

Joined Care UK in May 2014. Qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC. Held senior financial roles at hospitality companies, including QMH Group, Westmont Hospitality Group and Whitbread.

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Martin Friend, COO

More than twenty years’ experience in the health, leisure, and retail sectors. Spent career doing what we do here at Care UK - looking after people.

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Rachel Gilbert, Care, quality and governance director

Has worked at Care UK since 2013. A qualified nurse with 30 years’ experience in care services

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Jacqui White, Marketing director

With Care UK since 2011. Has held senior roles in marketing, digital and PR in industries as diverse as consumer tech, publishing and FMCG

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Leah Queripel, Human resources director

Worked in HR for more than 15 years. Broad range of HR experience including FTSE 100, private equity, hospitality, leisure and healthcare businesses. Priorities include leadership programme, talent and succession development and providing a learning and development environment for all employees.

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Richard Pearman, Business development director

With Care UK since 1997. Has worked through a range of roles in the business development team.

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Tony Weedon, Strategic programme director

Worked for Care UK since 1991. Responsible for all major projects, including new home openings. Remit has grown from hotel services manager to project director, operations director and now strategic programme director.

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Chris Hopkinson, Operations director (south)

With Care UK since September 2012. Spent 18 years in retail sector before moving into elderly care. 

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Karen Seabrook, Operations director (central)

Joined Care UK in 2002 as a home manager, then worked with the team responsible for bids and new home planning, building and commissioning.

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Julia Bentley, Operations director (north and Scotland)

Joined Care UK in 2022 after 30 years in the care sector, starting as a care assistant working nights.

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