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NCF Announces Election of New Board Members

The National Care Forum (NCF) has announced the appointment of four new board members at its AGM earlier this week.

Professor Vic Rayner OBE, Chief Executive Officer, said, ‘We are very pleased to welcome Brian James, Chief Executive of Cedarmore Housing Association, Maria Mills, Chief Executive of Active Prospects, Martin Rix, Chief Executive of Belong and Alison Waller, Managing Director of Corserv Care to our board. We also congratulate Andy Cole, (Chair) Chief Executive of Royal Star & Garter and Oona Goldsworthy, Chief Executive of Brunelcare who were re-elected.

“Our new board members will increase the breadth of knowledge and experience of our board and ensure the further representation of the diverse range of services provided around the country by NCF members.’

The new board members, and re-elected members join the existing board comprising Sarah Clarke-Kuehn of Sanctuary Care, Maxine Espley of Green Square Accord, Dan Hayes of The Orders of St John Care Trust, Rachel Jones of Jewish Care, Rob Martin of Anchor Hanover and Marianne Wanstall of Brendoncare.

The AGM also heard from a variety of speakers starting with Rachel Sylvester, Chair, The Times Health Commission who shared insights into the work of the Commission. She informed the meeting that submissions from social care providers are still being welcomed for the next two weeks and they can be sent to with the report set for publication in February 2024.

Cynthia Bullock, Deputy Challenge Director, Healthy Ageing, UK Research and Innovation, together with Karen Hedge, Deputy Chief Exeuctive, Scottish Care and Professor Vic Rayner OBE then delivered their reflections on the Social Care International Workforce Summit which took place in Glasgow on 6th September as part of the Global Ageing Conference. The Summit highlighted differing and common global workforce challenges, trends and solutions. A report will shortly be published summarising the discussions and making a series of recommendations.

NCF also published its 2022-23 Impact Report, outlining the various activities and influence NCF has brought on behalf of its members over the last year. The impact report highlights the significant efforts of the NCF team, Board and members during 2022 and 2023.

Download the Impact Report

More information about the NCF Board of Directors can be found here: