Sunrise Senior Living, the specialist provider of high-quality residential, nursing and dementia care communities, has announced that qualified nurse and care professional Amanda Scott has been promoted to Managing Director of its UK operations. The appointment was effective from Monday (2nd December).
Amanda, who was previously Senior Clinical & Quality Director, will succeed Guy Geller, who is moving to take on a global growth role for Sunrise, based at the organisation’s United States Headquarters.
Having started her career as a Care Assistant at the age of 16, Amanda has over three decades of front line experience, working both in care homes and in hospitals as a nurse. Amanda has effectively managed care homes and advanced and led Clinical Governance strategies for care home groups. Since joining Sunrise in 2011, she has focussed on improving the quality of life for senior people by ensuring care is evidence-based and derived from recognised best practice. Sunrise has a commitment to high quality care at its very heart, with the news of Amanda’s appointment providing further evidence of this.
Speaking about her new role, Amanda Scott said:
“I am really looking forward to tackling this new challenge. Over the last two and a half years Guy and I have worked very closely together to build an experienced, talented care and quality team at Sunrise and I am honoured to be taking on the leadership.
“I very much share Guy and Sunrise’s commitment to ensuring that high levels of care and support are provided for all residents, especially those living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory loss.
“On behalf of the organisation we would like to thank Guy for everything he has done, to transform Sunrise in the UK. The ethos that Guy has instilled is what sets Sunrise apart, and I am determined to nurture and develop that further in my new role.”
Speaking about Amanda’s appointment, Guy Geller said:
“Amanda’s background as a care practitioner will make her a truly unique leader in the sector.
“Since day one, she has been a strong mentor for all our Sunrise team and has worked tirelessly to enhance the care we provide for residents.
“This is a key appointment for Sunrise and demonstrates our absolute commitment to putting fantastic care front and centre of our organisation.
“It has been a privilege to lead Sunrise in the UK and I’d like to thank the whole team for their support and commitment. I will continue to work closely with the UK team, and with Amanda at the helm, I know they couldn’t be in better hands.”
Commenting on Sunrise’s choice of candidate Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Society, said:
“We’re delighted to welcome Amanda Scott to her new role as Managing Director of Sunrise UK.
“Our partnership with Sunrise has been a great success and we’re hugely grateful for their ongoing support. Their funding has helped support The Alzheimer’s Society’s Research Network, which enables the charity to involve people affected by dementia in a key part of its work.
“We look forward to working with Amanda as we continue in our efforts to improve the lives of those living with dementia.”