Our Board

The purpose of Care Plus Group is to carry out business in relation to health and well-being for the benefit of the community. The Care Plus Group Board manages the affairs of the Group and is responsible for overseeing and scrutinising the business practices of the Group and may exercise all of its powers.

Colin Childs

Colin Childs, Chairman

Colin retired from the Royal Air Force in 2004 as a senior officer in the Engineer Branch. He was awarded the NATO Medal for leading teams on operations in relation to the Former Yugoslavia and the Iraq Medal for his leadership on operations in that theatre. Since then Colin has run a couple of local businesses and enjoyed a spell managing the hospital estates for the Northern Lincolnshire & Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He is currently managing director of a local business providing energy-efficiency assessment services.

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. Colin joins Care Plus Group having just finished his term as Chair of Governors for his local school, having served 13 years as a parent governor at a number of schools throughout the UK.

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.

Craig McKay

Craig McKay, Non-Executive Director

Born in Glasgow in 1959 Craig studied at Wintringham School in Grimsby. As a 'mature' student he obtained a Degree in Business Law at Huddersfield Polytechnic and qualified as a Solicitor in October 1987. Craig is now a Partner in Wilkin Chapman, the largest law firm in the Newcastle/Leeds/Norwich triangle.

Cath  Gregory

Cath Gregory, Non-Executive Director

A Certified Management Consultant of the Institute of Consulting since 2005, Cath has an MSc in Organisation Development & Consultancy, and an MBA.

Cath’s first career was in operations in the rail industry. Born in Sheffield, Cath moved with work to Grimsby in 1980 and subsequently became British Rail’s first female area manager, based in Lincoln. After other area manager roles she moved into HR in Birmingham where she was part of the team taking a train operating company through privatisation. Her last post was customer services and human resources director of a train operating company.

Since 1999, Cath has worked as a management consultant. First independently then with a business partner, she has concentrated on helping voluntary sector organisations and social enterprises develop their strategies and their organisations. During this time, she has also gained valuable experience as a local charity trustee.

Jane  Miller

Jane Miller , Chief Executive

Jane started her career in 1984 as a qualified social worker working across both Adult and Children’s and Families services. Jane has subsequently operated in a variety of roles, including working for 10 years for a national Children’s Charity focused on children’s safeguarding.

Jane joined Care Plus Group in February 2011 following an extensive career in local government which included her previous role with a neighbouring local authority as an Executive Director covering a broad range of services.

Jane has been part of Care Plus Group prior to us going live and following being Deputy Chief Executive/ Chief Operating Officer for 5 years Jane moved into the position of Chief Executive in February 2016.

Kerry  Campling

Kerry Campling, Director of Finance and Resources

Kerry is a professionally qualified Accountant with more than twenty years' experience in both industry and practice. Kerry began her career in local Chartered Accountant firms and qualified as a Certified Accountant in 1998. Prior to joining Care Plus Group, Kerry was Finance Director for a local engineering company.

Paul Watson , Non-Executive Director

Paul is a Registered Nurse with over 35 years’ experience in a variety of settings across acute, primary care and the independent sectors, having held a number of senior posts in these organisations.

Paul is a former staff member of Care Plus Group having held the post of Head of Sexual Health and Young Peoples Services. Paul is passionate about high quality clinical care and staff wellbeing.  Born and bred in Cleethorpes, Paul has experience in working in Romania and South Africa.

Paul is a Board Member of the RCN representing nurses in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Paul was the first nurse outside of London to win the RCN Richard Wells Award for outstanding innovation in Sexual Health Care, having set up services locally for people living with HIV .

Paul also practices as an Independent Celebrant, conducting non-religious person centred funerals.

Paul has one daughter and 2 grandchildren and lists his hobbies as mountain biking and supporting Grimsby Town FC and Liverpool Football Club.

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