Care Plus Group appoints Chairman

Published: 04-12-2013
Care Plus Group appoints Chairman

Care Plus Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Colin Childs as its chairman, with effect from January 1, 2014.


A senior officer in the Engineer Branch, Colin retired from the Royal Airforce in 2004. He is currently managing director of a local business providing energy-efficiency assessment services and has been a non-executive director of Care Plus Group for the past 18 months.

As well as hearing employment disputes as a non-legal member for the Employment Tribunals Service, Colin is also a member of Lincolnshire County Council’s Independent Remuneration Panel. A Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management, Member of the City and Guilds of London Institute and Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Colin is also a Chartered Engineer with a Level 7 Diploma in Leadership and Management.

Commenting on the appointment, Care Plus Group chief executive Lance Gardner said:
“As a Community Benefit Society, owned by our staff and run for the benefit of the community, the appointment process was conducted by a Lay Governor and three Staff Governors.

“I and the rest of the Board are looking forward to working with Colin to take this post forward and to grow the business. We are lucky that our previous chairman, the late Val Waterhouse helped us lay some very strong foundations for the business as our chairman from the outset of Care Plus Group.”

Colin Childs added:

“I am delighted to be appointed to chair the Board of Care Plus Group at such an exciting time in the organisation’s development.  As a non-executive director with Care Plus Group, I have already met many of our staff and been impressed by their commitment, enthusiasm and dedication to putting the needs and welfare of our service users at the heart of what they do.  As chairman, I will lead the Board to support our staff and enable them to provide the best services possible to our local communities.  I am immensely proud to be part of such a highly-regarded health and social care organisation and look forward to meeting many more of our outstanding people.”

Care Plus Group is the main provider of adult community health and social care services in North East Lincolnshire, employing over 800 members of staff.

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