Care Plus Group is very pleased to announce the appointment of Ray Oxby as a Non-Executive Director, with effect from September 1, 2021.
Born locally in North Thoresby, Ray qualified as an Environmental Health Officer in 1979 and then followed a career exclusively in Local Government. He lived in Essex and Bedford for a number of years before returning as Chief Environmental Health Officer at Grimsby Borough Council and retired in 2009 as the Strategic Director of Environmental Services at North East Lincolnshire Council.
In May 2013 he was elected Councillor for South Ward in North East Lincolnshire and was appointed to the Council’s Cabinet, being Portfolio Holder for Environment and Housing in 2013 and Regeneration and Skills in 2014. In May 2015 Ray became Leader of North East Lincolnshire Council and held the Portfolio for Regeneration, Skills and Enterprise.
Since leaving North East Lincolnshire Council, Ray has remained active and chaired numerous voluntary groups locally, most recently becoming Vice Chair of YMCA Humber.
Commenting on the appointment, Care Plus Group Chief Executive, Jane Miller said:
“I very much welcome Ray’s appointment and would like to congratulate him on his success on being appointed to one of our Non – Executive Director roles. Ray brings with him a wealth of experience working in the public sector and his passion for improving people’s lives across the borough is well known. I have no doubt that Ray will be an absolute asset to Care Plus Group and our Board.
“Ray’s appointment closely follows the appointment of our new Chair, Paul Watson and we now have our full complement of Non-Executive Directors with Ray joining Cath Gregory on the Board.”
Paul Watson, Care Plus Group Chair, added:
“I’m delighted to welcome Ray to the Board of Care Plus Group. Ray has extensive experience, particularly in the local government and voluntary sector, which will be so important as we forge stronger links with our partner agencies going forward. I’m really looking forward working with Ray on our Board and wish him well for his tenure of office.”
Ray Oxby concluded:
“I am delighted and proud to be joining Care Plus Group as Non-Executive Director. I look forward to playing my part in supporting and shaping its ongoing growth and development and working closely with our members to continue delivering outstanding care in our community.”
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.