Cornwall Care, the largest care provider in Cornwall, has
appointed Anne Thomas as its new CEO.
Anne joins the charity with a wealth of experience and
knowledge, having begun her career as a nurse in the 1980s, developing a
specialism in diabetes, and going on to spend many years working at senior
level in the adult health and social care sector.
“I am delighted to have been appointed CEO for Cornwall
Care, whose purpose and values match my own,” Anne said.
“Cornwall Care clearly has a moral and social mission that,
combined with a local and caring workforce, changes lives and adds value to the
health and social care agenda in Cornwall.
“As a local charity employing local people to look after the
local population in their own community, Cornwall Care is uniquely placed to be
a leader in the design and delivery of sustainable services fit for now and in
Anne has been an Executive Director for over six years,
responsible for Linc Cymru’s health and social care division, Linc Care, which
specialises in meeting the housing, care and support needs of older and
vulnerable people across Wales.
Before that she was Senior Manager at Surrey County Council,
responsible for local authority-owned care homes, and prior to that was Adult
Health and Social Care Services Manager, working for both Surrey County Council
and the Primary Care Trust in delivering joint services.
Philip Rees, Chairman of Cornwall Care, said: “We are
delighted to have found such a highly experienced health and social care
professional to take forward our ambitious plans for Cornwall Care and to lead
our dedicated team of managers and staff.
“Under Anne’s leadership we look forward to continuing to
work closely with all of our partners in delivering a vitally important service
in Cornwall and the highest standards of care and support to our clients and
Anne, who took up her new position this month, replaces
former CEO Robert Black who left the business in April.
Cornwall Care looks after more than 1,000 people across
Cornwall and employs over 1,300 staff.